PROBLEMS TO AVOID
 
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If a track appears to need steps or erosion bars, find
a longer more sustainable solution
 
Steps and Erosion Bars
 
in rocky areas, steps may develop through regular walking to and fro; more often they are built as erosion bars using timber or stone on site
steps are costly to install and maintain
they develop into cascades. Consider people with short legs; they don't like high risers. Cascades develop as soil is removed on the low side and the risers become higher
stones, timber or fixings become loose, posing a risk
these hazards will be walked around (see )
 
Solution to avoid steps
relocate track along sustainable alignment at the appropriate grade
(see )
  ... make the hard decision to relocate ...