Daisy Bank Clough: The steps part 2
What a delightful location! Full sun all day in a peaceful, sheltered setting for Graham L and Frank H to embark on some step building. We were joined for part of the morning by Mick in a sort of benign overseer role before he departed to seek out even more work in the remoter regions of Calderdale.
This is the stage we had reached last week.
The area immediately beyond the footbridge has been consolidated and four steps are in place to start the flight up the banking.
Partway through the day - six more steps have been added and some in-filling and consolidation of the tread areas has started.
The right-hand edge of the steps is softer ground so long stobs were used.
The left-hand edge was much more stony so energetic work with the bar to make pilot holes and drive home the stobs, was needed.
Towards the end of the day - more steps have been added and all the tread areas filled-in. By next week the in-fill should have settled and will be topped up.
Three or four more steps and some edging work should compete this flight before attention can be turned to the steps needed at the other end of the footbridge.
Today's work was funded by donations to CROWS.