Absolute Civil Engineering has completed the Consett Heritage Trail through an area of natural woodland surrounding part of Consett in County Durham.
The £437,000 development, commissioned by Project Genesis Trust, began in September 2019 and despite a number of complications, was completed at the end of January 2020.
The project itself included constructing five miles of public footpath, two bridge crossings, eight culverts, two viewing platforms, one set of newly built timber steps, two picnic bench areas, four new seating areas, information boards and way markers.
Site engineer Jack Dancer said: “The path was constructed on difficult terrain, through woodlands, along a meadow beside the River Derwent (at the lowest point of Consett), along a steep verge beside the Hownsgill viaduct; adding to the already challenging logistics of the works. On top of this the path had to remain open to the public at all times, for 20 week working duration.”