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Trail improvements to take place at Fernilee Reservoir

Thursday 11 April 2019

Trail works will be ongoing along the east side of Fernilee reservoir from mid-April to early-May and visitors are advised to take alternate routes.Soon visitors to the beautiful Fernilee reservoir in the Goyt Valley will be able to enjoy improved access to the peaceful waterside trail on the east side of the reservoir.

The improved access-for-all route will allow for easier passage for those with mobility issues and will make enjoying the beautiful scenery more relaxing and easier to experience.

As part of the project, resurfacing work will be undertaken along the track from the week beginning 15 April and extending into early May.

The work will result in temporary blockages along the trail as machinery is working. Visitors are encouraged to use alternative routes along the west side of the reservoir where access will be unaffected and a pleasant stroll through the woodlands can be enjoyed with a minimal detour.

This work is supported by funding from Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund with the assistance of partners United Utilities and the Peak District National Park Authority. Trail resurfacing along this track is part of the South West Peak Landscape Partnership project Better Outside and will make the upgraded route part of the Miles without Stiles offering.

The goal of the Better Outside project is to improve visitor experiences throughout the countryside of the South West Peak. This wide-reaching project is working to improve access in a number of areas for those who wish to fully enjoy the outdoors but are dealing with health or mobility issues.

To learn more about the trail resurfacing and the South West Peak Landscape Partnership and to keep up to date with the latest news about the trail works head over to the Better Outside project webpage www.southwestpeak.co.uk/betteroutside.

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