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David Kirk
2012-02-02 19:49:21
David Kirk
Regarding the debate over the erection of a totally inappropriate wooden bridge over the Fofanny where it joins the Bloody bridge river,I would not like to think that there is a conflict of opinion over the need to protect our ‘great outdoor’ environment. I agree entirely with Kevin about the need to counter the damaging effect that the feet of many people getting out to enjoy the hills can have (I don’t use the phrase ‘too many’ because who is to set a limit on the number, especially youngsters, of people who should be able to enrich their lives in this way).One has just to go on a distance past this wretched bridge, to where the track on the north side of the river approaches the quarries and the saddle, has actually become about seven tracks as walkers try to avoid the mud – creating a ‘track’ about 25 metres wide! Of course the obvious – and delightful - answer, if people would just try it, is not to slavishly follow the boring old tracks – get off them, strike out on your own, and wander at will through the heather and the bogs; it’s so much more fun – and you spread the load! However assuming most ‘adventurers’ won’t do this then there is going to be an increasing need for the creation and maintenance of proper pitched paths – and those who do this work are to be commended. However this bridge has nothing to do with landscape conservation; it is a piece of ‘health and safety’ idiocy instigated by someone trying to build his/her own career. How many hundreds of thousands of people, from children to pensioners, have made this (shallow) river crossing over the past, say 50, years with no mishap worse than a wet foot. Even if they get a wet arse – so what? That’s what the great outdoors is all about!
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