Cave Dale, Jacobs Ladder, DCC Maintenance Update 22/9/2022

Cave Dale – Castleton In January, following our campaign for a proper level of detail and consultation from the council, we were assured DCC would “prepare much more detailed plans for our proposals so they can be reviewed and taken through the approvals process.” (The typical approval process including consultation with the LAF.) We are […]

Temporary path closures of Lockerbrook and Hagg Side

A spokesperson for Severn Trent Water has updated us on their activity at Ladybower, as closures of the reservoir side track from Fairholmes to West End have begun (as of 12/9/2022). Talking to us over email STW said that the works, which are necessary to remove diseased trees, will require heavy machinery on the road […]

Snakes and Ladders – STW Update 8/22

Another roll of the dice. It’s a funny old game this advocacy lark. One minute you’re scooting up a ladder, winning line in sight having rolled a double six, the next you’re staring at the head of a snake and sliding back down to the bottom with an unceremonious bump. And so it transpires right […]

DCC Bamford Clough BOAT consultation: Others’ Responses

Derbyshire County Council (DCC) recently consulted with user groups on their proposal to implement an Experimental Traffic Order of a one-way uphill traffic restriction on Bamford Clough, a Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) right of way in Bamford, Hope Valley. Some other organisations responses are detailed below: Cycling UK Extract : “We suggest that […]

DCC propose Bamford Clough BOAT as a one-way climb

Derbyshire County Council (DCC) are consulting with user groups on their proposal to implement an Experimental Traffic Order of a one-way uphill traffic restriction on Bamford Clough, a Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) right of way in Bamford, Hope Valley. Following its ‘temporary’ closure since 2013 and after DCC’s extensive works in tarmacking the […]

Sheffield Lakeland Heritage Rides Routes

The Sheffield Lakeland area in the northern part of the Peak District is rich in heritage including ancient packhorse routes and the origins of the industry in Sheffield. A group of volunteers comprised of horse riders, walkers and mountain bikers have created a number of ‘Heritage Ride’ routes that explore the rich heritage and beauty […]

2 Sweepers needed for BHF 2022 Challenge

We’re looking for a couple of you to help out with the British Heart Foundation Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge on April 2 – and we’ve got a great offer to tempt you along. We need a couple of sweepers – those who ride along after the last of the participants and gather up a […]

Cut Gate: One Year On

It’s been a year since the work to sort out the boggiest bits of Cut Gate was started and since the slabs and clapper bridges went down, literally thousands of riders have enjoyed riding a path which for a big part of the year was out of bounds due to the weather. It feels like […]