THE EFFICACY OF SISAL FOR SOIL STABILISATION ON SLOPES
RESEARCH PROJECT – High Borrowdale, Cumbria

In 2018, Prof Lois Mansfield began work exploring the landslide issues we faced on our land at High Borrowdale. This initial investigation outlined why our land at High Borrowdale was particularly susceptible and described a plan for a pilot research project to stabilise slopes using natural geotextiles. In this final report, Lois reports back on the outcomes of the three-year project and what has been learnt.

A report for Friends of the Lake District, United Utilities & the East Africa Sisal Company,
by Lois Mansfield, CNPPA, University of Cumbria
& Charles Fox, Photomonitoring Surveyor, FLD volunteer