Pen y Ghent  Footpath Erosion
Ingleborough - the Three Peaks Yorkshire Dales
Pen y Ghent, is on the Three Peaks walk
Bracken bottom Main Routeway  - Primary New Secondary Future ?
New steps opening up path
The pole is 1.5 m high  how much material has been removed?
Estimate
Scale of scar
Tripartite
Puddling, compaction, pinchpont
Precipitation increases with altitude
Damage = Tourism?
 
Walkers take the ‘Dark Path’
Bank Erosion indicates width of bypass
Cycles  exacerbate  the  problem
Natural pinch point  deepened by  limestone clints
Full width erosion
 
Pinch point outcome?
Alternative Paths
Altitude increases  and so does MANAGEMENT
PROCESS Increase height Decrease Temperature Increase Precipitation
Limestone Scar
Managed Path
Unmanaged  = Puddling
Limestone blocks
 
Scale
Cross Drainage
Why?
 
Plastic Alternative
Sandstone  blocks
 
 
Review <ul><li>Erosion increases with altitude </li></ul><ul><li>High visitor numbers on popular walks  </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
 
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Pen y Ghent as an exemplar. Tourism and how it causes footpath erosion and some management strategies used.

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Footpath Erosion

  1. 1. Pen y Ghent Footpath Erosion
  2. 2. Ingleborough - the Three Peaks Yorkshire Dales
  3. 3. Pen y Ghent, is on the Three Peaks walk
  4. 4. Bracken bottom Main Routeway - Primary New Secondary Future ?
  5. 5. New steps opening up path
  6. 6. The pole is 1.5 m high how much material has been removed?
  7. 7. Estimate
  8. 8. Scale of scar
  9. 9. Tripartite
  10. 10. Puddling, compaction, pinchpont
  11. 11. Precipitation increases with altitude
  12. 12. Damage = Tourism?
  13. 14. Walkers take the ‘Dark Path’
  14. 15. Bank Erosion indicates width of bypass
  15. 16. Cycles exacerbate the problem
  16. 17. Natural pinch point deepened by limestone clints
  17. 18. Full width erosion
  18. 20. Pinch point outcome?
  19. 21. Alternative Paths
  20. 22. Altitude increases and so does MANAGEMENT
  21. 23. PROCESS Increase height Decrease Temperature Increase Precipitation
  22. 24. Limestone Scar
  23. 25. Managed Path
  24. 26. Unmanaged = Puddling
  25. 27. Limestone blocks
  26. 29. Scale
  27. 30. Cross Drainage
  28. 31. Why?
  29. 33. Plastic Alternative
  30. 34. Sandstone blocks
  31. 37. Review <ul><li>Erosion increases with altitude </li></ul><ul><li>High visitor numbers on popular walks </li></ul><ul><li>Management solutions possible </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive and some consider ugly </li></ul><ul><li>Pen y Ghent comprises of alternate layers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sandstone and Carboniferous Limestone </li></ul></ul>

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