Towards the top end of the footpath the path-line follows a natural gully, but this has been much worsened by water and footfall.
The gully was steep through the lower section but levelled off as height is gained. There was also a fair amount of buried rock and areas of bedrock that made constructing the path more difficult.
Nearby large boulders were moved and incorporated into the landscaping to help protect the edge of the path and give the work a more natural feel.
Due to the steepness of the bank in the gully a vertical edge was formed next to the path as we built the footpath.
This edge was graded back into the slope and turf edged before seeding. All the spoil that was generated while creating the footpath was moved and used for landscaping work and also seeded and spot-turfed.
The last section that we worked on was a short section of path incorporating a stone drain that led up to a section of bedrock.
Once again the spoil generated was used to landscape the path before turfing and seeding.
The path gains height and joins seamlessly into a section of bedrock that is incorporated into the footpath.
With the footpath up to Boredale Hause completed we began preparing for the upcoming helicopter lifts.
Back in December 2015, during Storm Desmond, a large quantity of stone was washed down Glenridding Beck and had to be removed to prevent more flooding. So early in 2016 we took the opportunity to pick through the rock and store it for future path repairs.
As suitable stone around Gowbarrow Fell is hard to find we're using some of the rock retrieved after the floods to repair a steep section of path on the Dockray side of Gowbarrow.
Through flatter, peaty, sections of the footpath we're using stone aggregate to build a more solid and sustainable path.