Friday 11 July 2014

Hagglund: the beast of Carrifran

A few pictures to share from the recent trip up to Little Firthhope. We have another Peat Restoration High Camp planned in for next weekend and we had another load of jute matting and coir rolls to deliver.

As access up there can be tricky enough, we are very lucky to have the use of Hagglund. She's an ex Swedish military vehicle, now owned by local fencing contractor Derek Murray. There is nowhere she can't go and a trip up to Carrifran (via Talla and Gameshope, our neighbouring property) is no problem.

Up at Little Firthhope to drop off the materials
Our handiwork from last High Camp (in the sun!)
We were able to take some piles of tree guards off the site and some old fencing materials. We did leave some stakes up there for building wooden dams. These help to slow down the flow of water and reduce further erosion.
Derek securing some of the fence posts on the back
Introducing Hagglund
Through the eyes of the beast
A beautiful view  - the 'puddle' in the distance was Gameshope Loch a few months back!
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1 comment:

  1. jealous! looking forward to the weekend! Hugh