We've been making decent progress and the lower section of path is now really starting to take shape.
The following photographs give an idea of how the path is developing. You can see how much narrower the new stone path is compared to the wide eroded path and how we've snaked the path to make it more pleasing on the eye and also to remove some of the gradient.
Bottom of path (before starting work)
Bottom of path (after landscaping)
Lower section (after finishing, before landscaping)
Lower section (after landscaping)
In between working on the path below Hole in the Wall we've also been running regular volunteer work parties on a section of path lower down the valley with the Fix the Fells volunteers. We've been concentrating on drain building, landscaping and adding a few short sections of pitching. The path is now starting to look much more defined and should better handle any heavy downpours.
Fix the Fells volunteers hard at work