Cut Gate progress
With 2021 off to a less than great start, it was refreshing to get some positive news from Moors for the Future – with a progress report on the Cut Gate and North America bridleway works. Read on for an update!
On the North America bridleway, there were sections where the material on site had been even worse than feared, leaving some sections needing further work. Top dressing material has been dropped at site to be used on these wetter sections. The path work here will continue until mid March.
On the main Cut Gate bridleway itself, the majority of work so far has been water management – but the main flagged sections over the worst boggy sections are now in and looking great!
Work on the top section of Cut Gate will continue until roughly the middle of February, before top dressing work (similar story to North America) on the National Trust stretch of the track nearer Slippery Stones.
It’s great to see work progressing so well, especially given the recent weather conditions. This has been a long time coming, from way back in 2017 when we teamed up with Keeper of the Peak and Peak District MTB to raise our concerns at the Peak District Local Access forum. It’s been a truly collaborative effort!
Depending on Covid restrictions, we’re hoping for a site visit with Moors for the Future in March – watch this space for more news and photos!