Timber or Recycled Plastic Boardwalk

Date published: 30 March, 2015

The requirement for a boardwalk is dictated by the ground conditions; for example a boardwalk may be used on wetlands, marshes and other situations where the decking needs to be raised well above ground level.

Your Woods In and Around Towns Operational Plan and map must detail the width and length of the boardwalk.

Raised boardwalk with edge rails:

  • decking boards – 1600x150x50 millimetres laid at right angles to direction of travel and including anti-slip measures
  • beams – 2200x100 millimetres square
  • support posts – 100 millimetres square
  • set-in 600 millimetres deep with well-rammed stone and earth
  • deck-level edging rails – 75 millimetres square
  • decking should be of treated timber or recycled plastic
  • deck should be level or not exceeding 1:12 gradient

Further information

Please ensure you abide by conditions set out in the Forestry Grant Scheme claim form and guidance.

Countryside Access Design Guide – Timber Boardwalk

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