In June we continued with the work on the Creag Bheag path – re-building, and in some instances, re-routing the path to try to avoid persistently muddy areas. This effort was matched with fine weather and again aided by willing hands from the KHS Rural Skills students. The target was always to join the new […]
Category: Path Maintenance
We returned to Creag Bheag this month to complete the work we started last year. The major task was to transport surfacing material from the “drop” at Tait’s Brae up to the site – no mean feat! This meant bagging the material into sacks, loading the sacks into the power barrow, “driving” the barrow up […]
We had a 20 ton “drop” of Type 1 aggregate delivered to Tom Baraidh and the team have been hard at work improving the paths that surround Harry Grant’s Bench that overlooks the golf course. This section rarely gets the sun and generally suffers from very muddy ground – resulting in paths getting wider and […]
On Friday we located a new (well, a refurbished one really…) bench at the junction of the Creag Bheag, Golf Course Circular and Newtonmore paths. Many thanks to everyone who manhandled the bench from the top of the golf course to its new location. Many hands made light work! Credits are due to: Gilmour Strang […]
Great progress yesterday on the Tom Baraidh paths with new surfacing added to the foundations created over the previous two weeks. The eagle eyed of you may have spotted that the gate to the Raitts path has been removed. This is to allow access to hardcore material used for the path foundations. In future week’s […]
Today the sun shone and the path maintenance working party resumed work for the first time this year – properly socially distanced of course. This time work has begun on the network of paths within Tom Baraidh woods – dealing with some of the muddier sections and making the best path easier to follow. The […]
Another great effort by the path maintenance volunteers today. The lower half of this section of the path is 99% complete with the upper half only needing the surfacing material added. Maybe complete by Christmas?
Bob Kinnaird has been hard at work for the past weeks creating a fantastic new “dry stone” seat on the path up to Creag Bheag. The new seat is gloriously positioned to make the best of the views and even comes with a table to accommodate your favourite snacks and refreshments. Well done Bob!
Early progress today on the new path from Taits Brae leading up to Creag Bheag. This new route avoids the existing track which is currently more of a drain than a track. Initially the existing surface vegetation layer is removed and replaced with a layer of “Type 1” aggregate. This is compressed with a “wacker […]