Conservation & Access Projects Our access projects Stanley to Luncarty Active Travel Route How will steep gradients be dealt with to accommodate all abilities? There are two styles of mitigation in consideration for the conditions within this project. The first is where the gradient is steep but linear in nature, meaning a retaining structure constructed on the face of the banking can carry the path obliquely across the slope at a more desirable gradient. The second is where the gradients are steep but there is an adequate area of reasonably open ground available in the vicinity of the preferred alignment. This would enable lesser gradients to be achieved through introducing switchbacks as a possibility.