Whernside erosion

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mac.hawk
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Whernside erosion

Post by mac.hawk » 18 Aug 2018, 22:46

Where would you spend £50k on the 3 Peaks route?

Well (taking the anti-clockwise route), the steep section off Whernside (the staircase) to the wall at the bottom of the 'staircase' (heading in the direction of Bruntscar) is probably about a 1/4 mile (400 metres) in length (steeply downhill) but current erosion caused by people veering off the stepped route over a number of years means it's going to cost the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority £50k to try and correct this erosion and provide a sustainable path suitable for all.

There's currently a video available at (you'll currently (11 Sept 2018) have to scroll down to page 2) to see the report.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-engl ... s-45125503

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