Bridleway Maintenance Gores February 2019

Peak District MTB volunteers have again been out maintaining the bridleways of the Peak District. This time working to improve the drainage, discovering and rebuilding an old historical land drain on the Gores bridleway. Like many of the rights of ways in the Peak District, they date back often 100’s of years.

As always the common enemy is water erosion, so stopping the surface flow by building drains is key to maintenance. On the lower sections of the bridleway, the team built a large drain to help remove water from a section of trail that is often very damp. Removing decomposing leaf matter to widen and improve a sustainable line.

Check out the video below:

Our next dig day is on Thursday 14th of March 2019. If you’d like to join us and haven’t already, please email us to be on the trail maintenance mailing list.

If you can’t make it along to any of the dig days, but want to support the work then please considered donating to Peak District MTB and Cut Gate Mend Our Mountains.

21 February 2019