This is an archived press release
Monday 18 October 2004
18 October 2004
Make a Difference Day 30th October 2004
Fancy spending a Saturday scrub-bashing? You can release your frustrations - and help the environment - on Make a Difference Day, October 30.
The Moors for the Future project, Peak District National Park Rangers and Countryside Volunteers are teaming up with United Utilities and English Nature to organise a Big Scrub-bash on the Trans-Pennine Trail.
As part of the Community Service Volunteers (CSV) Make a Difference Day helpers will clear back the over-grown scrub along the trail at Torside, adjacent to moorland.
The Trans-Pennine Trail is the first long-distance multi-user trail in the country, covering 215 miles from Liverpool to Hull.
While this land, owned by United Utilities, has been open to access for many years, the commencement of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act on September 19 means that nearly all Peak District moorland is now open to access (please follow the signs and observe the country code when you do visit moorland). Anyone who fancies joining this event should meet at Torside Car Park (Grid ref: SK068984) on the Woodhead Road (B1605), Glossop at 10 am where representatives from the event's organisations will meet you. Remember to wear old clothes and sturdy boots and don't forget to bring a packed lunch, gloves and waterproofs (we can promise a fun day but we can't promise fine weather!). If you would like further details please contact Dan Boys, Moor Care Ranger, on 01433 621656 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issued by the Moors for the Future Partnership