Friday, 9 August 2013

Stream Crossing

Alan, Brian, Steve and Allan standing atop the recently re-constructed bridge crossing near post 20 at Filnore Woods.  The stream is dry at the moment, which made the work easier.  You can see the pipe the water comes through in the bottom left hand corner of the wall built from materials found on site.
Winter rains had blocked the pipe with twigs, leaves and other debris so that the water poured over the top and eroded the track.   We built up the wall with stone from the stream bed and building blocks from the old pigsty.  The big stone in the winter and spring pictures below is still visible at the bottom of the wall.

The next step is to strengthen the upstream side of the stream crossing to stop the water sweeping over the track.
Looking downstream last spring


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