Derby

Peak District National Park trail to be resurfaced

Dowlow, near Buxton, to High Peak Junction at Cromford Image copyright Google
Image caption The High Peak Trail runs for 17m (27km) from Dowlow, near Buxton, to High Peak Junction at Cromford

A traffic free path through a national park is to be widened and resurfaced to increase safety.

The High Peak Trail is a 17m (27km) route through the Peak District along a former railway line in Derbyshire.

Most of the path is wide enough for horses, cyclists and walkers to use at the same time, but a stretch from Newhaven Crossing is just 30in (75cm).

Thanks to a £42,000 grant from Natural England, the section will be widened and resurfaced over the winter.

The Peak District National Park Authority, which maintains the trail, provided a further £18,000 towards the project.

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