As we previously reported, Moors For the Future Partnership has been undertaking some major repairs to the lower part of the Whinstone Lee Tor to Cutthroat Bridge bridleway. Whilst the diggers were onsite we suggested avoiding the area for a while, but it’s now business as usual and currently bone dry and great to ride.
Now the work has been completed we thought we would give you an update on what they have been up to.
Whilst work like this will always take time to settle we feel that our input through the site visits with Moors for the Future Partnership [ http://www.moorsforthefuture.org.uk/cutthroat-track-bridleway ] and the contractor have lead to a finished route that is a good compromise for all users.
Moors for the Future have been able to work on a longer section of the route than was first expected. Which leads nicely into how we as a user group can help. Peak District MTB will be carrying out more dig days on the upper part of the bridleway continuing the work we started a little over 2 years ago. The feedback has been great and shows the merits in the techniques we have used. We are pleased with what we have already achieved but there is a need to double our efforts to improve it further. In particularly, we’ll focus on section of around 200m in the middle of the bridleway, which has not been worked on by the contractor or by ourselves. We are unable to do any work until after ground bird nesting season which ends in July. But keep an eye on the website for updates with the next lots of dates. These will include some summer evening sessions on this track.
Images of the upper sections worked on by Peak District MTB 2 years ago:
In the meantime, we’ve got dates for other dig days in the Hope Valley and Roaches areas of the Peak District listed here: https://peakdistrictmtb.org/event/dig-days-spring-2018-trail-maintenance-schedule/
Moors for the Future Partnership will also be carrying out the repairs on the famous Cut Gate bridleway, between Derwent and Langsett, once fundraising through the BMC Mend Our Mountains campaign is completed. Peak District MTB are amongst those helping to raise funds, but we need YOU to donate, spread the word and encourage businesses to donate!