Tuesday, 17 January 2012
SLAB HOPPING ON ILKLEY MOOR
It would also give me a chance to test run the newly laid stone slabs which I mentioned in a previous post when Pat and I walked over them. A massive haul of flagstones was helicoptered onto the moor earlier in 2011 after being recovered from a demolished mill in Lancashire. Some of red paint used on them in their original situation can actually be seen on some.
Pictures taken today show clearly how they are saving walkers and runners from sinking into thigh deep mud and water which can be seen to left and right of the flagstones. The path project involved more than 1,000 flags, each of which weighs around a quarter-of-a-tonne.
Check out the length of my legs. Useful for running or what!