Learn to design, construct, maintain and repair rural footpaths and informal paths in urban areas
This handbook is for conservation volunteers and path workers who are involved in the design, construction, maintenance and repair of footpaths.
It contains everything you need to know about path work - the history of paths and tracks, the law, how to design a path, construct a path, deal with drainage and what surfacing to choose.
The handbooks goes into further detail about path features, like boardwalks, bridges, steps, stiles and gates, as well as how to deal with erosion and vegetation.
Loads of background information - path history, their use and the law, surveying, design, tools and equipment, as well as health and safety.
Constructing a footpath
Clear, fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions on all aspects of creating a footpath - path clearance, drainage, surfacing and much more.
Design and construction of footpath features such as boardwalks, bridges, stiles, steps and gates, waymarking, vegetation restoration and so on.
The original, printed TCV handbook "Footpaths, a practical handbook" contained 216 pages. Every one of these pages is included in these digital versions. Your subscription would also give you unlimited access to all of our practical conservation handbooks.
There are over 2,000 illustrations covering all 10 handbooks. These will be constantly added to and improved. We will also add photographs and videos to bring the pages to life.
The Practical Handbook series was started in the 1970s, with most of the original titles remaining in print throughout, and new titles being added over the years. There has been a rolling programme of revision with most printed Handbooks now in their umpteenth edition.