This is an archived press release
Tuesday 16 March 2004
16 March 2004
JACK & JILL WENT UP THE HILL & FETCHED A TRAIL OF INTEREST
A new trail and leaflet has been devised thanks to the efforts of local schoolchildren working with the Peak District National Park Authority.
Children from All Saints Catholic Primary School, in Old Glossop, were involved in the project to produce a self-guided trail for walkers around Shire Hill (grid ref: SK054 945).
Emma Mortimer, the National Park Authority's Community
Woodlands officer, said:
"Shire Hill is an interesting spot with a variety of trees and wildlife. The trail will help people explore the site. And the new leaflet, which has been colourfully illustrated by local schoolchildren, points out the features of interest."
The trail takes visitors to Shire Hill on a circular walk through ancient oak woodland, past birch and rowan trees before emerging into open moorland with heather and bilberry plants. Walkers are rewarded with magnificent views over Glossop and the surrounding countryside from the hilltop.
Emma added: "We want people to visit Shire Hill and enjoy their time there. It's easy to find and being close to several schools offers the chance for classes to get out to the countryside – it's a great place to learn about the natural world."
Shire Hill is in Old Glossop. Access to the site can be gained from several angles: from Pye Grove off Sheffield Road, from the recreational ground car park, and from Sheply Street.
Trail guides are free and available in the local library and Glossop information centre or you can get a copy by phoning the ranger service, in Longdendale, on 01457 866239.