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Footpath Erosion in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

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Footpath Erosion in the Yorkshire Dales National Park I decided to look at what is the effect on footpath erosion because of being in a national park. Footpath erosion has become a major problem in the Yorkshire dales, the Yorkshire Dales Park Authority started a project called Three Peaks project which is a counter erosion scheme. The main problem is places at honey spots, which are most frequently used because of the amount of people walking on them this is shown photograph #24. It is shown here that walkers have to walk round the path further adding to the erosion. If Upper Nidderdale were to put in the national park they would suffer these pressures and would have to make additional footpaths that are hard wearing such as the ones in Malham but this would cause a blot on the landscape. ...read more.


also they eat all the roughage on the surface without this the soil breaks down because there are no roots in the soil to keep the soil together. The walkers come along and carry it of on there boots and is deposited somewhere else. The Yorkshire Dales National Park has set up schemes to prevent the footpath erosion such as 'the three peaks project.' They have introduced duckboards across the mud, this would stop the paths eroding further but they look out of place and unnatural. They have also tried to reduce erosion by replacing the peat with hard core, this doesn't look very natural and can be worn down again quickly but this method is cheap but needs a lot of maintenance. ...read more.


The National Park Authorities have introduced long tem measures to ease pressure on some key footpath routes and honeypot sites. For example restrictions on car parking and general vehicular access to the start of some popular footpaths are going to be introduced. The Authorities have tried to use restorations techniques such as elevated board walks and huge rock staircases the only problems with this is they can be totally out of place. This can be overcome by using local materials whenever possible, in recent years they have used stone pitching. In June 1994 a British Upland Footpath Trust was set up by the Ramblers Association (BUFT). There aims are to bring benefit to upland repair to upland path repair programs by: * Tapping into sources of funding for upland path repair. * Raising the profile of upland repair through promotional work. * Helping to improve standards through training and new opportunities. ...read more.

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