Constructing the risers
Once all the risers were in position the next thing to do was to edge them with timber. Several small trees have been recently felled both for safety reasons and also for thinning the woodland. So we took advantage of this and cut them into suitable lengths and put them into position against the edge of the path.
Edging with some felled tree trunks
With the edging in place it was time to gravel in between the risers. For this we were assisted by the Fix the Fells volunteers.
Moving the gravel
With all hands on deck we shifted the gravel with a fleet of wheelbarrows and we soon had the new risers filled in with a good layer of gravel.
Freshly gravelled risers
After a lot more shovelling and many more wheelbarrow loads we were finally gravelled all the way into the tunnel.
Entrance to the tunnel