Monday, 12 August 2013

Cumbria National Trust Volunteers. Path work at Birdhouse Meadows.

Rangers and Cumbria National Trust Volunteers working together to improve a popular riverside walk at Birdhouse Meadows. Sunday August 4th.
Birdhouse Meadow is located at the North end of Windermere. The ground in places is very soft, and with so much useage by locals and visitors, the ground gets very boggy. It was decided to link the existing boardwalks with a hard surface. 15/30 stone from Elterwater was ideal.
Digging out the turf to make way for the stone. the turf is used for landscaping
The rails will hold the stone in place and determine the width of the path.
Fastening the rails to fence posts; they will be sawn level with the tops of the rails
The finished section. Walkers were passing by and commenting on how good it looked.
Another section close to being finished.
A well earned break by the river.
The gates at either end of the boardwalks were treated to a coat of cuprinol.
Looking Good. With Thanks to the Cumbria National Trust Volunteers for all their help in improving the ease of use and the looks of the footpath.

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