Monday, 17 February 2014

Ladmanlow Wall demolition

Catherine and I turned up in the mist and murk at Ladmanlowon Wednesday the 12th. to find there was quite a workforce - about ten - on hand. We stayed of about an hour to help dismantle the wall and since we were falling over each other we beat a retreat.

Friday, 7 February 2014

More workdays

As planned, the next workday will be Thursday 6 March 2014, to renew the signage on Route 68 from Ashbourne to Etwall, which is a road section. Meet in the Tissington Trail cycle hire car park, north of the tunnel, at 10:00. Warning: Jim advises me that, if you are driving, the charges there are £3.50 for 4 hours, £4.50 all day, but that the other side of the tunnel, in the leisure center car park, the charges are even higher. The Thorpe car park on the Tissington Trail, 2 miles N of Ashbourne, is free, however. Better still, Jim has kindly offered a parking space or two at his house DE6 2AA (email him at

There will be another workday on Thursday 13 March 2014, on the High Peak Trail. Meet at Parsley Hay cycle hire car park at 10:00. The plan will be to ride the trail in the direction of Cromford, signing (NCR54) where necessary.

My mobile, as usual, 07855 804 451.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Help required on the White Peak Loop

For some time, the charity Peak Cycle Links has had planning permission to build a path near Ladmanlow, Buxton. This will eventually become a vital link in the White Peak Loop, as it will form a small but important part of the route from Buxton to the High Peak Trail at Hurdlow. The actual path in question was once a tramway running parallel to Grin Low Road, on its northern side, from the entrance to the Grin Low Country Park car park and caravan site, and the junction of Grin Low Rd with Leek Rd (opposite the path leading to the Health and Safety labs). The planning permission is due to expire on 14 February 2014, unless work commences on or before that date. The work required at this location consists of taking down a 4-metre section of dry stone wall and cutting down a number of trees and saplings. The County Ranger Service will undertake the tree work and will supervise all demolition but are looking for volunteers to assist with taking down the wall.  It is proposed that this be undertaken on Wednesday 12 February, starting at 10:00. Please spread the word and turn out if you can, even if only for a few hours. Thank you.