Withybed Ltd

Environmental Landscape & Countryside

Compton Verney

Compton ValleyPath under construction with the Mansion house and Chapel in background.

Autumn 2015 saw Elc contractors ltd awarded a prestigious contract at Compton Verney, Warwickshire.

The brief for the contract was for restoration of historic paths, boardwalks and dredging works in the Capability Brown landscape park in the light of Capability Brown celebrating 200 years since implementing his landscape architecture on many large properties across England.



Breedon Gravel Paths

Gravel PathThe prepared recycled sub base with French drain on left hand side and Breedon gravel laid to a camber

A French drain was installed on the upper side of the slope to take water away from path surface preventing scouring/ erosion of the wearing course.


Sides of the path ways were landscaped with screened topsoil and seeded.The purpose of the topsoil was to protect the shallow outer edge of the path.




Gravel Path Gravel Path Gravel Path 

no dig systm  no dig systm Footpath works

No dig system path under construction , with geocell confinement system, edging boards and recycled aggregates ...leading to the Chapel.

Dredging Work

As part of the contract an area of silt was cleared in preparation to install a dipping platform at waters edge. Bog mats were essential to allow access onto the platform of silt for works to progress.

Dredging  Dredging Dredging

footpath dredging footpath dredging