Today the Peak District MTB maintenance team have been out and started work on Winstone Lee Tor to Cutthroat Bridge Bridleway.
We have previously reported about Whinstone Lee Tor resurfacing works.
For various reasons the planned above works are yet to begin. Which presented a interesting opportunity. What could be done by volunteers to improve the route in the short term.
We’ve done the first stage of about first 300m. Mainly adding drains and consolidating the line into one ridable / walkable line on a durable surface. The first section has a few straight (arguably) boring bits, but further down there is more scope enhancing interest for mountain bikers (whilst also making better for walker and horse-riders and from a conservation perspective). One of the long term aims is return the bridle to more it’s original width and stop the path continually encroaching onto the the heather moorland. We’re intending to another Thursday (daytime) soon, which we will publicise for any interested volunteers to come along and hopefully maybe a Saturday or weekday evening when it gets lighter.
More pics of the condition of the route and work done on the PDMTB Facebook page.