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Take care on High Peak Trail during improvement work

This is an archived press release

Friday 10 October 2014

Work to improve the surface of nearly two kilometres of the High Peak Trail at Friden is due to start on Monday (October 13).

The work will take place between Friden car park and Green Lane to the north. It will include vegetation removal, re-grading and resurfacing of the trail.

The High Peak Trail is a popular route for cyclists, walkers and horse riders. It is owned and managed by the Peak District National Park Authority.

The trail and car park at Friden will remain open during the improvement work but people should expect some disruption to their use of the trail.

People may be asked to wait for a few minutes to use sections of the trail that are being worked on and part of the car park will be used as a contractor's compound.

Emma Stone, property manager in charge of the national park trails said: "We want to apologise in advance for any inconvenience the improvements work causes to people's enjoyment of the High Peak Trail but we hope they will understand it will benefit everyone when it is completed."

The work is due to be finished by October 27 but adverse weather could delay its completion. Check www.peakdistrict.gov.uk for updates.

This is an archived press release

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