Upland Path Management
“With every one of the 6 million visitors to the Peak District moors each year a small piece is removed on their soles”
Over the decades the loss of peat has created scars in the landscape along popular paths and the situation has been made worse by the action of water washing away the loosened soil. But less obvious is the effect to wildlife. As walkers skirt around the edges of eroded and boggy areas, paths widen, plants become trampled and the birds that next on the ground, often close to paths, are disturbed. Birds frightened from their nest leave eggs or young vulnerable to prey, the cold and even the risk of trampling.
It is therefore essential that appropriate remedial work is carried out and the links below provide technical drawings and case studies of the techniques employed by the project.