Re-instating Isaac’s Tea Trail
An important footpath on the River Nent known as Isaac’s Tea Trail had been severely damaged by high flow events with long sections washed out making it hazardous in many locations. This had led to the closure of the path for more than a year
RCS worked with a contractor to tackle the problem using green engineering solutions. Timber revetments were installed that simultaneously protected riverbanks from further erosion and helped to elevate the height of the footpath, reducing the frequency with which it is inundated by the river.
We also replaced existing gateways that had fallen into disrepair, improving access to the countryside for many visitors to the Nent valley. This work has withstood numerous heavy storms since they were installed, and continue to blend in well with the natural environment.