A massive well done to the trainees from Ruts (Rural & Urban Training Scheme) for completing PathSkillz course.
The trainees were given a mission task to improve part of the extremely popular Dalkeith to Penicuik path, part of the National Cycle Network.
The section of path they worked on had a problem with water constantly flowing from an adjacent field, over the path and eroding the lower banking, causing part of the path to subside. The subsidence was a hazard to all users of the path especially cyclists.
To resolve this, they dug out a new drainage ditch to manage the water that was running off the field. They then constructed a timber revetment and carried out soft landscaping work to ensure the works blended in with the surrounding landscape.
A special thanks to Alan from Midlothian Council, Countryside Ranger Service, for his support with this project.