Project 2026 – So you want to upgrade a footpath to a bridleway?

We have been promoting the Project 2026 activity at Peak District MTB to ensure that we don’t lose any Rights of Way and that routes are upgraded (and protected) based on physical and historical information. The BHS promoted website shows routes that have been identified by users that they think should be upgraded to Public […]

Rushup Edge and accessible trails

Over the last few years Peak District MTB have been campaigning against Derbyshire County Council’s proposed work on the Chapel Gate / Rushup Edge byway. http://peakdistrictmtb.org/rushup-watch-have-dcc-strayed-off-the-beaten-track/. One of the initial reasons given for this work was that it would make it more accessible for people with disabilities. Peak District MTB believe this is not justified […]

Footpath upgrades in the Darley Dale area

We have been advised of a couple of footpath upgrades in the Darley Dale area, just outside the Peak District National Park. The first route runs from the B5057 above Two Dales down into Ladygrove Wood and across the valley towards Hackney. The Officer Recommendation has been approved at Committee, although it doesn’t look like […]

65,000 down, 65,000 to go!

Many hands make light work when it comes to looking after the Peak District! The Peak District National Trust needs volunteers to help the ranger team plant Sphagnum moss in the Dark Peak moors surrounding the Snake and Derwent valleys. To date they’ve planted over 65,000 sphagnum plants – but with another 65,000 to go […]

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