Popular Peak District walking route to close for works in January

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The Peak District National Park Authority will temporarily close a 1.4 mile section of the Tissington Trail from January 7, 2019, to carry out surfacing and improvement works.

The section runs from the Thorpe Car Park to Spend Lane Bridge, and the project is expected to be complete by the end of February.

An authority spokesman said: “We have deliberately chosen the quietest period of the year on this popular route, to minimise the impact on visitors.

“By combining a number of necessary works into the same period, we can also reduce the need to undertake further closures on this section of the trail in future.”

They added: “We ask everyone to observe any safety signs in place, and should the winter weather be on our side we aim to make the trail available to visitors again as soon as possible.”

The re-surfacing will use 100 per cent recycled, WRAP (Waste Protocols Project) approved aggregates.

At the same time, the route will be widened and routine maintenance performed on trees, ditches and drainage.

The spokesman said: “The use of recycled materials is in line with our efforts to move toward environmentally-friendly and sustainable solutions in managing these heavy-footfall trails, and we hope that visitors will appreciate these positive changes from 2019.”