Snow up Helvellyn! I have dragged myself and skis up to the Lake District Ski Club before now. Today I am surveying in the low lands for a drainage diversion scheme.
Through the telescope I can see people eating sandwiches on the top Gummer’s How which I have walked up many times. I am actually here to map an intricate paving layout, so it can be removed then replaced after fixing a leak.
A lidar drone might measure the banks easier than this, but I would still need the survey pole to measure the bed levels. Often there is no substitute for The Total Station. This survey is recording bank erosion and the undermining of a footbridge.
Garden surveyed for barn renovations works, Dowbiggin, Sedbergh. View of Aye Gill Pike in the background.
Surveying around a cottage for extension works. Yarlside in the background on a great for surveying day.
Sunderland Point on a fine day, measuring a plot for small development works and to prepare an accurate Land Registry title plan.
Land surveying, a green field in Kelbrook for a proposed housing development. Local resistance is already mounting.
Land surveying with timid but inquisitive helpers. Mapping a farm complex for the redevelopment of dilapidated agricultural buildings.
Land survey, including the highway for road improvement works. Lambrigg Wind Farm in the distance.
Measuring a control point, Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite. Land survey required to design a flood drainage scheme around a cottage in the dip. Whitfell and Hesk Fell on the other side of the valley. You could say it’s a day’s hiking rather than work.