Final phase of footpath project underway
13 September 2016
Work to create a sustainable stone path, 2770 metres in length, to protect exposed bare peat from further erosion, is entering its final phase.
The popularity of the path at Brown Knoll, (Kinder Scout) running from Rushup Edge up to the Brown Knoll trig point, has led to the exposure of bare peat.
Reusing hundreds of tonnes of reclaimed flagstones from old mills to create the pathway will help significantly reduce erosion and limit future damage to this fragile habitat.
Following a break for the bird nesting season materials were airlifted onto site and work resumed in laying the flagstones by hand.
Progress remains good and the path is due for completion late September/early October.
We are working with Natural England, the National Trust and a private landowner to deliver the project.