Introduction to Walking Trail Survey, Design and Specification
Introduce learners to the principles, processes and techniques used to prepare plans and specifications for trail surface construction works.
- Trails Survey types and methods
- Trail design principles
- Putting it all together – design and specification
- Identifying costs
Courses will be ran over 1 day and combine classroom and practical sessions. Course sizes will be capped at 16 to ensure maximum benefit is received by participants.
On completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Appreciate different survey methods for trail planning and management, their purpose and usefulness
- Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of trail design, materials and techniques
- Demonstrate an understanding of what makes a trail fit for purpose
- Comment on common mistakes in trail design
- Determine what type of survey to undertake for a particular project; use collected survey data to inform the planning and design for a trail
- Apply the basic principles which underpin trail sustainability into trail design
- Demonstrate an understanding of the range of information needed to prepare a specification
- Understand how to use this information in identifying an indicative cost for this project
- CE Schemes, RSS and Tus supervisors and staff
- Local Authority staff
- Forestry staff
- Trail management committee members
- Volunteers and other persons likely to be working on trail maintenance.
This course really made me think about the techniques that are needed to prepare plans and specifications for our own trail and without this course, it probably would have been a lot more difficult.