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05.07.2019 - 07.07.2019

GLENTRESS. TWEED VALLEY

05.07.2019 - 07.07.2019

GLENTRESS. TWEED VALLEY

SOIL SEARCHING

The SOIL SEARCHING dig day in conjunction with the TVTA and the Trail Fairies will be taking place on the final section of Falla Brae, this is the last descent on the Red/Black mtb Route at Glentress and is only a 10 minute walk to site from the trailhead.  It’s a well-used section of trail, which flows well but suffers a fair bit of wear and tear. 

 

We’ll be working on several spots along the trail, resurfacing worn dips and turns, braking bumps, reshaping trail surfaces to provide more support, better keep riders on the trail and improving drainage by installing pipes and turning in the trail at some key dips. 

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We’ll be working on several spots along the trail, resurfacing worn dips and turns, braking bumps, reshaping trail surfaces to provide more support, better keep riders on the trail and improving drainage by installing pipes and turning in the trail at some key dips. 

 

Tasks for volunteers will include:

  • cleaning out drainage channels and emptying puddles

  • clearing loose fill from turns

  • scraping mud/needles off surfaces to be repaired

  • breaking up and prepping the trail ready for resurfacing (forming trays)

  • digging trenches, sumps, installing twinwall pipe and backfilling

  • wheelbarrowing crushed stone downhill along the trail to the repair spots

  • laying, grading, shaping the material ready for compaction with wackerplate

  • hi pruning overhanging branches

  • covering over short cut lines with turfs/branches

 

INFO:

 

Date: Saturday 6th

Meet Point: Trail Days Info Point

Timings: Briefing 9:15 – 09:30

                Walk to Trail Head 09:30 – 09:45

                Trail Work: 09:45 – circa 13:00

                Complementary Pizza & refreshments in Event Area post dig

 

NOTE:

All PPE (hi vis vests, safety glasses, gloves) and tools will be provided.  Please could volunteers bring stout boots to the dig session and waterproofs.

 

We ask that U12’s are accompanied by a parent/guardian at the dig, U18’s would need their parent/guardian to sign them in at the start of the session.

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