for all weathers
requirement for this project was the provision of an unobtrusive wet weather
path between the house and the lake.
The path needed to be
well drained, but was not to be raised up and was to form an integral part of
The route was chosen so
as to avoid where possible known areas of poor drainage. A one metre (3 feet)
wide path was created by excavating the soil to a depth of half a metre, adding
a terram base, filling with cleanstone to provide adequate drainage, and then
capping with soil and turf.
The photographs show the
final result, with the path only being visible after a long, dry spell (see red
The essentially pastural
nature of the grassland has been retained despite the inclusion of a practical