Both were very overgrown and the fearsome four (someone's got to take the picture) strimmed and cut back
to make a four lane highway.
We then moved to a path (adjacent to Cross Stone Church) which was buried in overgrowth
and hope that people will now start to use it.
Meanwhile . . . in the depths of Hardcastle Crags, the labours of Fred, Stuart, Paul and Frank H ensured the step-work from last week advanced remorselessly upwards!
Paul and Frank carried out consolidation work on the existing steps. Just as a reminder:-
|Area before some steps were constructed|
Now we have:
|Steps in place and tread areas consolidated with hardcore and gravel.|
|Side-banking and landscaping in progress|
Further up the slope, we had a section that Fred and Frank cleared last week in preparation for Fred and Stuart's efforts this week..
|The slope before any work started.|
|Same area cleared and step-work in progress.|
|Flight of seven steps in place with revetment and tread consolidation in progress.|
Beyond this set of steps, the ground levels out. Paul and Frank cut-back and cleared the remaining 100 m of path to where it meets the main track.
One session next week should finish this interesting task which was requested and supported by the National Trust.