Improvements to well-used access points onto the much-loved Kinder Scout were completed in the Mass Trespass 80th anniversary year.
We completed work to upgrade routes onto Kinder Scout in December 2012, reducing the effects of foot traffic and water erosion on the moor. The Partnership worked with private landowners as part of the Natural England Conservation Plans Project.
Some 2km of pathway at Grindslow Knoll, Crowden Tower, Ringing Roger and the Nab were enhanced to make walking easier and to restore the internationally important habitat. Flagstones were laid over sections of path crossing deep peat to protect the peat and giving walkers a firm surface to walk upon.
We installed special features called ‘water bars’, crosswise-cut channels, to help reduce the effect of erosion. Heavy rain was turning path surfaces into watercourses, with quickly flowing water washing away peat and soil. To prevent this, water bars at regular intervals now drain the path and divert water away.
Between 2012 and 2017 we brought a severely degraded moorland landscape back to life by blocking gullies and re-vegetating bare peat to benefit wildlife and reduce flood risk in urban areas
Visitors to one of the Peak District National Park’s most stunning upland viewpoints enjoy restored 2,500 metre footpath
Learn about how we manage footpaths and techniques we use for restoring them