Eastern Moors’ new trail is a gem….

Barbrook Valley

Barbrook Valley

Took a run down the newly opened Barbrook Valley bridleway on Big Moor recently and it’s well worth seeking out. While you’re not going to get an adrenaline fix, it is a window onto a part of the Peak with which many mountain bikers will be unfamiliar. The views are great, the wildlife’s spectacular and the trail’s ideal for first timers and the less confident. It’s also a brilliant way of accessing the White Peak. Keep your eyes peeled and you may be lucky enough to see red deer.

Sheffield Moors Partnership Access and Recreation Focus Group Meeting, June 26


Photo - www.johnhorscroft.co.uk

The Sheffield Moors Partnership has brought together all the bodies who manage moorland on the fringes of Sheffield.  The National Trust, RSPB, Peak District National Park Authority, Sheffield Wildlife Trust and others have joined forces to see how much they can synchronise their management policies across some of the most popular and important moorland in the country. Continue reading

Eastern Moors update

Tom riding Sheepskulls. Proof that riders can police themselves....

Hold the front page!  Meeting both interesting and informative shock!!

Sorry, couldn’t resist, because it’s not often I can say that about a meeting discussing access and conservation.  However, having been involved in the consultation process for the Eastern Moors from the start, I can only say it has been a pleasure throughout.  The new management team’s inclusive attitude has been refreshing and mountain biking has been accorded equal treatment with all the other user groups.  The National Trust/RSPB set out with the intention of creating an examplary model of how conservation and access could coexist and I just hope other conservation bodies take note because so far, the results exceed expectations. Continue reading