Not quite singing in the rain, but an event many walkers experience if they are walking the Dales Way during a wet spell.
In 2015, Cumbria County Council , the Dales Way Association and the landowner Mr Allonby decided that something needed to be done about it.
Geoff Fewkes CCC, and Mr Allonby in yellow on his left, discus the plan.
To solve the pooling problem once and for all, a joint project was agreed by CCC, the DWA and the landowner. The work started some months ago and has now been completed. CCC and the DWA have funded the materials. Mr Allonby has undertaken all the work at his expense. Thanks is extended to him as without his help and assistance, this project would not have been possible.
Photos by CCC
The result looks very stark on the photo, but Mr Allonby assures us that his fine herd of cattle will do what they always do on farm roads and by next Spring we will not know that we are walking on concrete.
Run off has now created a pooling problem in the adjacent field: caused by the copious amount of water being used in this dry spell to allow the concrete to dry slowly and avoid cracking. To remedy this, CCC have further funded the necessary gullies and piping to drain the area affected. This will be installed soon, the path will not be affected.