Derwent Edge Trail Maintenance

Getting Hands Dirty

It’s worth remembering some of the other activities Peak District MTB get up to. Many of the trails we love to ride need ongoing maintenance to keep them in good, rideable condition. We work with Peak District National Park rangers to sort out common issues such as poor drainage or re-routing multiple lines into a […]

Trail Maintenance News

We’ve got the latest volunteer trail maintenance day this Saturday at 5pm. In the meantime this is what we’ve been up to. WOOD YARD – LADYBOWER The trails behind the wood yard near Ladybower Inn have been a regular spot for trail maintenance due to the mess made by an electrical company who were using […]

Heads up! Weekend trail dig days in July and August

Great news. We have arranged more trail maintenance days and this time the dates are at the weekend. We appreciate our recent mid-week digs are not the most convenient for volunteers so hope Saturday afternoon digs will attract more willing helpers. Dates are: Saturday 11th and 25th July around the Ladybower area Saturday 8th and […]

Trail Maintenance, Derwent Edge – Wednesday 24th June

Following our recent news about the trail maintenance volunteer program (We ride them, let’s keep them rideable) we now have a date confirmed for some work. This means we need volunteers. Next Wednesday 24th June we’ll be meeting at the Woodyard near Ladybower at 5pm and taking a short stroll to the site. We’ll either […]

Practical Rights of Way Project

We’re often asked by our members what they can put back into the mountain biking scene. The great news is that a new project by the Peak Park Conservation Volunteers (PPCV) means we (you) will soon be able to get directly involved in regular trail maintenance on popular rights of way. The trails we ride […]

Whinstone Lee Tor Resurfacing

The Whinstone Lee Tor permissive path that runs along Derwent Edge is to be resurfaced beginning mid-October. The land owner and farming tenant have commissioned Moors for the Future Partnership, based in Edale, to carry out the work on Moscar Moor along a 2.5km stretch which will be a combination of gritstone aggregate and pitching […]

Bridleway Maintenance Peak district

Soggy Trails

Despite – or perhaps because – Summer is on its way, we seem to have had many rainy spells that have meant the trails aren’t quite as dry and dusty as we’d like. It’s important to recognise the efforts of those – Peak District MTB members included – who are out there with mattocks and […]

Derwent Edge Trail Maintenance

Upcoming Peak District MTB Trail Maintenance Days

Our trail fairies have been carrying out a variety of maintenance on those well-worn routes, but the work never stops. We have some dig days lined up as early as next week and are always looking for more helpers. If you think you can offer some much-needed assistance please contact us. Whilst we’re incredibly grateful […]