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Peak District MTB trail maintenance volunteers working on Mam Tor with Park Ranger Martin

Dig days – 2018 Trail Maintenance Schedule

Here’s our 2018 Schedule of trail maintenance AKA ‘Dig Days’. We really hope you can spare time to come along to at least one of these events, essential to keeping our beloved mountain bike trails in tip-top condition. Keep your eye on this as we add additional dig days.

Our dig days start at 10am and finish by 4pm and all tools are provided. We can provide more specific information as needed, or you can check out our Facebook page for updates. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can bring enough tools. If you wish to meet us on the trail or join us for part of the day please let us know.


Aston Bridleway (Hope BW 20)

22nd March
This is a route we have worked on before. We’ll be checking and clearing previous work as well as installing new drains further up the trail on the more open sections. This bridleway has become increasingly popular and there are a number of sections that would benefit from some sensitive repairs.
Meeting at Cafe Adventure, Hope (click for map)


The Roaches Estate (Staffordshire Moorlands)

Every month
***CANCELLED –  Saturday August 12th***

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the dig day on Saturday August 12th due to not being able to get sufficient supervision during holiday season. Keep an eye out for information on the next Roaches dig day.

This is a new area we’re keen to give some love to, in the South West corner of the Peak District on the Roaches Estate. The Gradbach permissive bridleway needs some drainage work and the original line needs re-establishing. We’re excited to announce that dig days at the Roaches are lined up for every month (usually the second Saturday).

Contact dan@peakdistrictmtb.org for more info on Roaches dig days.


Hollins Cross to Greenlands Bridleway (Edale BW 20)

26th April & 17th May
Realignment of gullied sections to stop path spread. Knocking off narrow rutted sections together, whilst still keeping a fun trail to ride. Clearing of the wet section around the gate. Potential to bring the trail back into a much more usable, fun state.
Meeting at the Mam Nick lay-by (click for map)


The Roaches Estate (Staffordshire Moorlands)

12th May – see above


Mam Nick to Greenlands Bridleway (Edale BW 13)

7th June
A route that we worked on a number of years ago to improve drainage, repair gullied sections and define the rideable line.
Meeting at Mam Nick lay-by  (see map)


The Roaches Estate (Staffordshire Moorlands)

Sunday 10th June – see above


***Location to be confirmed***

28th June
We’ll let you know when we have the location finalised for this date, but wanted to let you know so you can get in your diaries.


We really hope this has whetted your appetite to come along to one of our trail maintenance ‘Dig Days’ and help make our trails better. Let’s show the outdoor community that mountain bikers are giving something back. Here’s a little taster of what to expect…

For more info about dig days, contact james@peakdistrictmtb.org

16 March 2018

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