188. Footpath Erosion
There are a number of factors that affect footpath erosion. Physical factors include geology, vegetation type, soil type and depth, drainage, precipitation intensity, slope aspect, slope angle and altitude. Human factors include population density, level of use, types of users (cycles, horses, off-road vehicles etc), accessibility of footpath, vegetation removal.
This Environmental Studies Factsheet explains:
• Managing footpath erosion.
• Examples of footpath erosion in different areas.
• Enquiry work.
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