The walkway will be a little wider than what I've dug out so far. I'll be putting in paving stones of some sort, with gravel underlayment and sand on top of that. The problem is in the upper right corner of that area. http://home.nc.rr.com/jconnelly/PICT0065.JPG
The walkway will go inside the large metal cover, but there is the drain cover for our sewer connection. This needs to be reachable somehow. I can either build around it and put some contraption over it, or just support it somehow and put a stone right on top of it. Then I'll just remember where it is in case I need access. Probably will be using 12" square stones.