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 […]

Cave Dale: DCC responses, agrees to halt, Petition over 800

Proposed work on Cave Dale has been halted until further plans and consultation are done, thanks to Peak District MTB and our followers. Following action taken on Pin Dale by Derbyshire County Council (DCC) and following a week of emails, late on Friday DCC agreed to pause activity. On Friday morning we pushed for more […]

Pin Dale, DCC and the elusive plans for Cave Dale?

As many mountain bikers take the opportunity to ride Cave Dale before an unknown amount of maintenance work by Derbyshire County Council (DCC) commences and just over a week on from their halting work on Pin Dale, we try to work out what lies ahead. Firstly, we understand DCC have been given approval and started […]

Pin Dale : Derbyshire County Council responds, halts work

Following our short but intense campaign calling for a halt to Derbyshire County Council’s surfacing work on Pin Dale and properly qualified assessment of the materials used, Derbyshire County Council (DCC) have responded as follows: “Before work started we consulted and agreed with the Peak Park, Natural England and Historic England that a specific locally-sourced […]

Alarming work on Pin Dale by Derbyshire County Council

As we previously reported, Derbyshire County Council (DCC) have planned maintenance work on multiple Peak District trails this winter and provided an indication of the nature of the work based their site visits with Peak District Local Access Forum (LAF), though further details from DCC were not forthcoming. Extremely concerning work has now been done […]

Government respond to Glover Landscapes review

The Government today published its response to the Glover Landscapes review. You can read their response here. This is important for mountain biking in the Peak District since an objective of the Glover report was to review access. Currently around 11% of the Peak District rights of way network is open to bicycles, compared to the national […]

Bridleway Trail Maintenance 2021

Peak District MTB returned to digging in 2021, with our trail maintenance work totalling approximately 317 volunteer hours over 7 locations. Many thanks to all the volunteers who gave up their time and helped to maintain the bridleways of the Peak District, not just for fellow mountain bikers, but also to the benefit of horse […]