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Use of Locally Won 'As Dug' Materials for Path Construction

A desire line through the woodland at Oatridge College in West Lothian provided the ideal opportunity to develop a demonstration path based on locally won 'as dug' material within a lowland setting.

Mar 07 2017

The design and construction of lowland paths has traditionally used quarried stone that is transported on to the site, whereas upland paths have traditionally sourced and used locally won 'as dug' material from borrow pits adjacent to the path. The latter provides a more sustainable means of path construction. The aim of this demonstration path was to show whether or not this was a viable proposition in this particular location. The existing route formed part of a short loop through woodland at Oatridge College. Mainly used by local residents, staff, and students at the college, it cuts across the side of a steep slope which was muddy and slippery underfoot.

Use of Locally Won 'As Dug' Materials for Path Construction

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