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Recording lost rights of way – Project 2026

Background The clock is ticking; from the 1st January 2018 there is just eight years to record lost rights of way. In 2000, the Countryside and Rights of Way Act was introduced, Section 53 of the Act provided for a “cut off date” of 1st January 2026. After this date many historic routes (pre 1949) […]

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Routes less travelled: Digley reservoir

If you thought that the Peak District ended at Cut Gate you’d be wrong. It extends much further North towards Holmfirth and takes in the wilder moors of the Pennines.The area is famous amongst roadies for the relentless climb south out of Holme called Holme Moss. The pro-cyclists who thought the Tour de France was […]

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Cut Gate – Mend Our Mountains

It’s a dark peak classic route, it could be said that it is a nationally recognised classic route. But as anyone who is a regular rider in the Peak will know, for most of the time it is a bog. It rides really well when it’s baked hard or frozen solid, at other times it’s […]

Rushup Edge – 3 years on

In October 2014 Rushup Edge was closed for insensitive resurfacing and remains closed 3 years later, but there is a small glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Our very own committee member Chris Maloney (Keeper of the Peak) has had an incredibly positive meeting this week with acting cabinet member at Derbyshire […]

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