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Removing rocks encourages people to
stay on the track
Roughness or water ponding give rise to braiding of the track. Walkers seek the best surface and avoid obstacles and wet areas.
Solution to braiding
removal of obstacles, usually rocks, and the development of a smooth logical track will achieve the objective of traffic concentration
water accumulates in puddles and may also affect lengths of track where there is a seasonal perched watertable. Only a problem during wet periods, but a lot of damage can occur including risk of spreading Phytophthora
cut drains to prevent puddles forming
relocate the track
  ... make the track the best walking surface