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Where not to Wall!

If I was going to build a dry stone wall, I would try and avoid building it straight across a peat bog. Our forefathers were clearly more talented and were not put off by small matters such as deep peat!

The wall that forms the north eastern boundary of the Park, alongside Ammerside Woods, was constructed across a mire. Somehow, it was successfully constructed and has remained pretty much intact ever since. How did they do it? I dont know, so do let me know if you do.

It is now in need of repair and we are doing our best. Despite the dry winter, it is hard going with underfoot conditions best described as “uncomfortable”. Our team of wallers thought that the very steep south eastern boundary was a challenge, but this section is an even tougher challenge. Hopefully, it will be many years until any more work is needed!

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