Experimental surfacing on the Trail

20th July 2016

We’re trying out a new surfacing technique on a part of Glyndŵr’s Way that suffers from boggy patches.

The method has a few big advantages. It is cheap, light enough to transport to remote sites and easy to install.

It is a thick green, plastic mesh and with the aid of a few fencing stakes we have pinned it over a 10 metre stretch of bog near Llangadfan.

As you can see from the photos it will take the weight of a walker, allowing water to seep through the holes but not over boot height.

If this works here there are quite a few more places on Glyndŵr’s Way that will be surfaced next.

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