Fundraising is underway to enable repair to two iconic Peak District paths: Cut Gate, running between Ladybower and Langsett reservoirs; and the Great Ridge, from Mam Tor to Lose Hill in the Hope Valley.
When funds have been secured, Moors for the Future Partnership is tasked with repairing the damaged sections of path, including Cut Gate’s ‘Bog of Doom’.
Sounding like something out of The Lord of the Rings, the ‘Bog of Doom’ – as it’s become known to mountain bikers who dread falling into axle-deep wet peat – is a dark sight to behold.
People’s natural tendency to avoid the wettest sections of the path is leading to gradual widening and erosion, damaging the moor. But with the Mend our Mountains campaign, we will revert the Bog of Doom to the ‘Bog of Bloom’!
We hope that we will be able to start work on both projects in mid- to late 2019. This will depend on a number of factors including the bird-breeding season, shooting season and consents from land owners.
Learn about how we manage footpaths and techniques we use for restoring them
Working together to bring life back to South Pennine and Peak District moorlands