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Works on Pennine Way at Lee Farm, Edale

Four weeks of repair and maintenance work are currently underway on the popular route from Edale to Jacob’s Ladder and Kinder Scout

The work, which is scheduled to last until mid-May 2023 does not affect access to the main route up to Kinder Scout, although walkers should be mindful of the ongoing works during this period.

The work will fill a number of potholes and improve drainage along the path, together with accessibility improvements replacing old gates with new easier to operate gates.

Speaking to the Derbyshire Times, National Trust manager Craig Best explained. “Together with the improvements we are making to install gates which are easier to operate, the path repairs on this well-loved and iconic route should help make this area of the Peak District more accessible for people with a range of interests and abilities to enjoy the benefits of spending time in nature.”

Natural England has contributed £45,000 of funding to the project, with a further £20,000 funding provided by the council. The improvements are aimed at benefitting all users of the area, allowing cyclists, horse riders and those using mobility aids to enjoy this section of the Pennine Way.

Further works along the path on Jacob’s Ladder to complete the project are also due to take place in September 2023, after the bird nesting season

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