Volunteers fixing the way to Easedale Tarn
Work has begun on the second phase of the unsupervised work parties on the Easedale Tarn path.
In early 2014, volunteers surveyed and identified problems the lower and mid sections.After consultation, site visit and approval by the NT Ranger and the LDNPA/Fix the Fells Ranger, work began in mid 2014.
A badly eroded, wet and boggy mid section was prioritised and a new desired line identified. A number of random stepping stones were removed from the old path and reused to build a revetment to support the new line and also construct drains along this section. While some volunteers prepared and shaped the new path line, others started to landscape out the old line by planting sedge grass, constructing humps and hollows and in general taking the eye line away from the erosion scar.
During 2014 various remedial work was carried out from the Sourmilk Gill waterfall section up and above the mid-section point. New drains and sections of pitching were built and after the wet winter period it all appeared to be working well.
In all, volunteers made eight visits to the work sites and amassed 84 days of activity with a range of skills being applied, such as pitching, drain construction, path redefinition, short cut/bypass blocking and various landscaping techniques.The collection boxes were deployed throughout and passing walkers gave generous and considerable donations towards the Fix the Fell project.
A superb effort and commitment by all the volunteers involved.
Barry, David and Martin.