Thursday, 25 October 2018

Feeling Sheepish

This was an interesting wee project we had last month at Balmoral estate, fixing some real muddy sections of a path in the Ballochbuie forest. This involved flying some stone and gravel in by helicopter and constructing cross drains and new aggregate path. The interesting part of this job was using sheeps fleece in the construction of the aggregate path. This was laid down on the muddy sections as an more environmentally friendly replacement for geotextiles, normally used in such circumstances. It felt weird walking on it before the gravel was laid on top- a bit like walking on someones really expensive sheepskin rug in your dirty wellies!!