May 2024 Work Party

The work party for 11th May 2024 consisted of 8 volunteers and carried out 52.5 hours of work. It was very successful with all of the planned work at the Heatherbells Cutting being completed as follows:

  • Over 200 metres of existing railway drainage pipes accessed and cleared using drainage rods.
  • Drainage ditch improvements in the cutting to improve water flow off the path and into the old railway drainage pipes.
  • 5 tonnes of quarry material was laid to raise the path level to prevent future flooding across the path surface.
  • 1.5 tonnes of ditching arisings removed from the cutting.
  • Replacement information boards fitted at Dunphail and Bantrach. Mountain posts and boards replaced as necessary.

Additional unplanned Work:

  • No additionall work was carried out

Other points to note:

  • No injuries or near misses were reported.
  • Further drainage works required to the NE of Heatherbells cutting to take drained water across the moor.