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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Wonderful work parties at Wimble Holme Hill
Over the winter we have been working with lots of volunteers to improve the condition of the bridleway at Wimble Holme Hill. The work has now been completed making the route more enjoyable for walkers, horse riders and cyclists.
After one work party day the group worked out the distance they had pushed their full wheelbarrows for, it worked out at an astonishing seven kilometres!
All the volunteers have done a fantastic job. The Eastern Moors Partnership would like to thank Sheffield Wildlife Trust and their volunteers, The Mudlarks (National Trust) volunteer group, Ride Sheffield, Eastern Moors Partnership volunteers and Derby University experiential learning group for all their hard work and commitment to the project.  
                                                                                                                                               

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  3. Yet another challenging skill enhancing trail destroyed to suit fat ankled walkers and skilless riders. Gone a re the days of producing top mountainbikers... trail riding is here... let the groomed berm reign supreme, spacial awareness lost and full suspension bike sales decrease..... How I love the health and safety aspects of the outdoors... I feel so safe and protected. I shall cast aside common sense safe in the knowledge that everything will be OK.

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  4. Hi Guys,

    Really appreciate the feedback, important that we get your point of view.
    Only thing I ask is please keep it clean and non-abusive for our other readers.

    Danny.

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  5. I've got to start with an apology I left a hasty comment on here. For that I'm sorry.

    I was just upset that trails that I know and have ridden for many years are disappearing faster than cake in front of fat man.
    My main gripe is that the new 'improved trails seem to be being built with no consideration to the landscape. To me they look like scar's.

    Plus the width of the trail seems a little immense. If money is the issue use less hardcore and have the trail half the width? Also have you thought of adding native grass seeds to the hardcore mix so that blends in quicker like what they have done on the Pennine Bridleway?

    Once again I'm sorry for any offence that i might have caused. It wasn't meant. I just love my outdoor spaces to much to see them homogenized like so much of modern life. If people are unable to take up the challenges that the outdoor spaces have to offer maybe they don't belong out there.

    Peace

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  6. Cheers Guys for your thoughts.
    Appreciate where you are coming form. I agree, important that we don’t create scars in the landscape. People appreciate the wild open nature of the site. And we wanted to keep the amount of stone we bring in to a minimum.
    With this being a public bridleway the spec had to be useable by trail riders and horses also. For most of the route the width is restricted to a barrow width, the minimum we could get away with for a horse on the understanding that we provided passing places.
    On the land slip section we plan long term to stabilise the slope with vegetation so that the boarding will not be required in the future. The grass will encroach in from the sides though we will seed if we have to.
    So the policy is the minimum impact to make the trail usable, appreciate this could still be too much for some.

    Keep an eye on the website as the full notes from the public site visits to design the spec are on there for a read

    http://www.easternmoors.org.uk/what-we-do/index.html

    More comments are welcome.

    Danny.

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