/ Stone flags/steps being installed near top of Pen-y-ghent

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yorkshire_lad2 on 14 May 2017
As you approach the top from Horton Lane.

Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/CsTmkgT2wHjeRP1t7

Steps are going in at the moment. They're making good progress with the work.

It is controversial putting stone flags down. IMHO, the erosion in this delicate (& worn) locaton merits it, it's just in time for the Three Peakers season, and the flags that were put down a couple of years ago between the trig point and the top of the "Big End" (route towards gate leading to Bracken Bottom) have made a big difference to the erosion, and have already grassed in well.

Coel Hellier - on 14 May 2017
In reply to yorkshire_lad2:

There are a lot of flag-stone paths now on Kinder Scout, and generally I'm ok with it where the intent is to prevent damage to the bog, peat and moor.
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keith-ratcliffe on 14 May 2017
In reply to Coel Hellier:
I like the fact that they used the flags from the floors of the old mills as well - a good piece of recycling. They also blend in very quickly.

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