Putting the track back in Trackside

Posted by Niall Grimes on 23/11/2011

A short movie, a talkie actually, looking at recent ground improvements around the Trackside Boulder at Curbar.

Over the years the ground underneath this popular block has become sadder and older looking. The botox of woodchip smoothed the surface for some time but recently BMC volunteers undertook some more permanent work. Niall Grimes talks to Adam Long, chief spademan of the project, and Kim Strawbridge from the Easten Moors Partnership, about the thinking behind it.

Curbar Trackside restoration work from team_BMC on Vimeo.



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