The light touch section of this project was only due to last for a maximum of 100 man days, so it was decided to concentrate on the large scar on the path leading to the bealach between Sron na Lairige and Braeriach.
The erosion here is is quite extensive, with lots of deep gullying in up to 5 separate runs, as each scar deepens and more material is lost in the rains, walkers migrate either side wearing the vegetation away and exposing the delicate soils and so the process repeats itself again.
To rectify this a light touch solution wouldn't work, so we decided to actually utilise the scar itself by turning the gullies on the high side into a large side drain that would intercept the water running off of the slopes above and direct it through one of our newly built cross drains. Aggregate won from the side drain construction would then be used to build up a new hard path surface between the various features and so hopefully stop the erosion on this path.
We would of preferred to of built a slightly less intrusive path, but it was felt that only a full build would stop any further problems from arising.