Falkland Steps to East Lomond Hill. Allison Enterprises were engaged by Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) in an improvement program to upgrade the existing path and steps from the town of Falkland to the top of the East Lomond Hill.
- Client – Fife Coast and Countryside Trust
- Value – £42,000
- Duration – 3 weeks
- Date Awarded – June 2014
- Completion Date – October 2014
Allison Enterprises were engaged by Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) in an improvement program to upgrade the existing path and steps from the town of Falkland to the top of the East Lomond Hill. FCCT is an environmental charity that manages, conserves and enhances the biodiversity and countryside of Fife. The project was intended to improve recreation facilities in the hills by making previously un-surfaced and steep sections of path more durable and safer therefore making the East Lomond Hill more accessible to users.
Allison’s worked with FCCT Rangers to provide a durable path that would not intrude on the surrounding woodlands. Visits to local quarries were required to sample stone which would blend in with the open hillside. New surfaced paths were created and vegetation was removed. Existing culverts and ditches were restored to divert rain water from walkways. Damaged timber steps were replaced and fencing was installed along with self closing gates.
Result / Technical Details:
The top section of the path works was as rewarding as it was challenging. The team had to deal with an inaccessible site with steep slopes in a highly sensitive environment. The use of innovative techniques and our operatives experience resulted in a successful project completed on time and within budget. This project was used as our site visit for our latest ISO 9001 audit and the auditor was very impressed with both the work and our team of staff.