Stepping Stones in need of some attention
With a diversion in place so that any walkers could cross safely without interruption we set about winching some new stones into place. We used rock from higher up the beck and also moved about the original stepping stones into new positions. We started off using a 1.5 tonne tirfor winch, but it soon became apparent that it wasn't up to the job, so we moved on to our 3.5 tonne winch.
Preparing to winch one of the stones
After five days of grunting and straining away the stepping stones were almost finished, and we were preparing to winch the last rock.
The last rock almost in place
So now when you're next up Stickle Ghyll the job of crossing the beck should be much easier. We could really do with a few days heavy rain to give the stones a good test but we're not in any real rush for that right now!
The completed Stepping Stones