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Improvements to High Peak Trail

This is an archived press release

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Work has started to improve the surface of nearly four kilometres of the High Peak Trail south of Parsley Hay.

The work is taking place between Parsley Hay and Green Lane to the south, then from Friden car park south to the A5012 near Newhaven. 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 parks 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 parks at Parsley Hay and Friden will be used as a contractor’s compound.

Emma Stone, trails manager at the Peak District National Park, 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 December 12 but adverse weather could delay its completion.

This is an archived press release

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