15th October 2019

A contribution from the organisers of the Spine Race has helped the National Trust to repair 400 metres of a much loved section of the Pennine Way near Edale in the Peak District National Park.

This busy section near the start of the National Trail was badly eroded and in wet weather resembled a shallow mud river.  The Pennine Way Ranger for the National Park had identified the need for repair and contacted the National Trust, who won the land, to assist.

Funding came from the Pennine National Trails Partnership along with a £3000 donation from the Spine Race.  The National Trust contributed the expertise of their Estate team and a plan came together.

As is often the case with the Pennine Way accessibility was a tricky and the 120 tonnes of materials required for the work had to be transported some way.  Although excavators and rollers are used for the heavy work, much of the skilled work and the finishing touches to help the repair blend in with the landscape is carried out by hand.

There is more information about the work on the National Trust website. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kinder-edale-and-the-dark-peak/features...

The maintenance of the Pennine Way is publically funded and has an ever decreasing budget. We encourage event organisers using the trail to work with us to ensure that events are well run.  We also suggest that a donation, the equivalent of £1 per participant, is made to the Trail to help us maintain and improve it for the future.

We are already working with the Spine Race team to identify a maintenance project that they can support next year!

Anyone can help by making a donation at https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennine-way/donate

Or by purchasing some of our merchandise. We have a range of unique items available including old sign posts, badges, mugs etc. The online shop can be found here https://shop.nationaltrail.co.uk/collections/pennine-way ,


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