Monday, 20 January 2014

Footpath Damage

Rangers and Education Staff went with Paul Butter from Shropshire County Council to look at the state of the foot path above Lightspout Waterfall. The path runs alongside a wet flush system that goes along the valley floor. Wet flush systems are one of the most important habitats on the hill, some with over 100 different species in.

This path has been heavily eroded, as the path gets wetter and muddier, people walk to the side, causing the path to get wider and wider. As you can see below, this causes significant damage to the path.

In order to protect the vulnerable wet flushes, work will soon be undertaken to repair and maintain the path. This will be a joint project between Shropshire County Council and the National Trust.

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