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Tarn Shelf 2007 to 2018

In May 2007 we commenced work on the Tarn Shelf in an attempt to confine traffic into a single track. The shelf had become degraded by walkers trying to avoid muddy sections of track and causing track braiding plus creating a whole lot of small pads going all over the place and  quite a lot of pads and in parts this resulted in it being very hard to tell what was the real track and what were the false tracks. These were quite extensive over much of the area.
Many sections of braided track were rehabilitated and a hardened rock surface installed to  make the track distinct and easier to follow. Secondary tracks were closed, of which there were many, by using direction poles with arrows and some closed using X closed signs.
At the time several coordinates were recorded with a GPS  and photos taken.
The work continued regularly until 2011 at which time we had to completed all that we intended to do. It took 12 days of work.
In October 2018 a survey of the first part of the shelf was made a…

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