At the end of August we received an alert from Lisa – a Dales Way walker crossing from Dent to Sedbergh:
“I will be completing the Dales Way tomorrow (what a delight!), and I wanted to alert you to an area that needs repair.
“Coming out of Gap Wood, the right side portion of the dry stone wall supporting the first gate you come upon in the field has collapsed. When we opened the gate, a large stone fell out of the bottom of the wall, which we thought quite odd. In a moment or two, the whole side collapsed.”
Though probably the responsibility of the local farmer to repair, we let the National Park rangers know of the situation. Steve Hastie, Area Manager of the Western Dales Area, was soon able to report:
“Our volunteers have been out and repaired the wall you reported as damaged. It was near enough to the footpath for me to be content to allocate resources.”
Well done guys, and many thanks!