Pennine Bridleway surfacing – update

Network Rail have “jumped the gun” on repairs which has seen loose surface infill added to the Pennine Bridleway just off Sheffield Road, heading towards Roych Clough.

The National Park Authority have told us that a site visit was due to take place before work commenced. A number of our followers got in touch to raise concerns about the track being surfaced, and the materials being used – highlighting the likelihood of aggregate and loose materials to wash off into the stream which crosses the bridleway further along the track.

We’re told that a site inspection will take place once the works to repair Cowburn tunnel are completed in September. The Authority will be checking on the restoration of the Pennine Bridleway, which is encouraging.

This work is unrelated to the Derbyshire County Council work on Chapel en le Frith FP 144, aka “Rushup-gate”.

Network Rail have been contacted for comment.

Photo courtesy of James Stockton

28 July 2021