This is an archived press release
Thursday 24 June 2021
Contractors for the Peak District National Park Authority will be carrying out ash dieback tree safety work on the Tissington Trail from Monday 28 June, for four weeks.
The work will take place between Mapleton Lane Car park, Ashbourne, grid reference: SK 1751 4734, and Thorpe Station, Thorpe, grid reference: SK 1657 5033.
People will still be able to access the trail during the work. However, there may be short delays as visitors may be asked to wait for short periods of time whilst the work is halted to let people pass.
The work involves removing hazardous ash trees, infected with ash dieback, which require urgent removal to make the area safe. The affected trees have 75% or more crown dieback.
All trees will be checked for nesting birds before the work takes place.
There will be signs in the area to inform Trail users of this essential safety work.
The work will take place on weekdays only and is scheduled to be complete before the school holidays start.