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Need to get out moor? Seminar to break down barriers to access

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Wednesday 5 January 2005

5 January 2005

Need to get out moor? Seminar to break down barriers to access

There'll be a welcome in the hillside at a seminar to promote access for all to the Peaks' impressive moorland.

A Moors for All seminar is being held in Hathersage on January 28 - and community groups are being invited to offer their experience.

The free day-long event is aimed at conquering barriers to enjoyment of the moors, particularly for disabled people who encounter physical obstacles, or ethnic and urban groups who may feel inhibited by the unknown.

Speakers include representatives from Disabled Ramblers and the Black Environment Network. Their presentations will be followed by workshops, and the organisers - the Moors for the Future Partnership - are particularly keen to welcome people who have encountered difficulties accessing the moors for whatever reason, whether physical, cultural, social or psychological.

The £4.7m Moors for the Future project is not only restoring threatened moorland, it is working towards greater understanding and access for as many people as possible to this internationally-important landscape.

The event will allow participants not only to share their experience of barriers, but to learn how some of these obstacles have been overcome in other areas and work together to improve access in the Peak District.

Booking is essential, please contact Daniel Boys, Moor Care Ranger, on 01433 621656 or daniel.boys@peakdistrict.gov.uk or by post to the Moors for the Future Moor Care Event, Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Road, Castleton, Derbyshire S33 8WP.

Issued by the Moors for the Future Partnership

This is an archived press release

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