Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Shooting box

National trust, English Heritage, Natural England and Shropshire Council have finished work to protect The Shooting Box Disc Barrow and a nearby Bowl Barrow .The plan was to close the origional route and reinstate the bridleway (Definitive Line) that runs parallel, 50 metres to the East, outside the Scheduled Area. 
The new route runs 450 metres from Shooting Box car park in a North/Easterly direction to join the Portway.  The route is surfaced with crushed stone topped with dust, to about 2 metres in width.  A short stretch of drainage will be undertaken at a low point along the route to prevent water damage in the future.  The current surface material was scraped off and used to restore the existing route through the Barrows.

The original path.

First layer of stone on new path.

The finished project.

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