If you’re always on the lookout for things to do in the Peak District, following the hike that takes in Mam Tor and Lose Hill could be on the cards once path repair work is completed.
Grough reported that members of the Ramblers Group have donated £10,000 to contribute to path improvements on the Great Ridge. This path has a particularly strong connection to the group, as it finishes at Ward’s Piece, which was named after the Clarion Ramblers’ founder GHB Ward.
Terry Howard, the group’s vice president, told the news provider that the group wanted some of the legacy it received to benefit everyone.
“The Great Ridge is an iconic route, loved by walkers, so it’s fitting that our donation will help to fund vital path repair work,” he asserted.
In total, the Peak District National Park is aiming to raise £140,000 for works to the Great Ridge, as well as a further £70,000 to be used for work on the Cut Gate Bridleway, which runs across the Derwent Moors.
Mike Rhodes, access and rights of way manager at the national park, explained that the most popular routes, such as the trail on the Great Ridge, can become worn quickly and in wet weather the paths can become a “boggy mess”.
“This can have impacts on the wider landscape and wildlife habitats,” he explained.
Earlier this month, Left Lion described the Peak District as offering “the perfect mix of history and hiking”. The website pointed out that this is the UK’s oldest national park, adding that it boasts “an abundance of wildlife, natural beauty and culture”.