Great News for the Peak District!

It certainly is!

Up & Down the Peak District

We are delighted to let you all know that on Monday morning the Prime Minister announced a major package of funding for cycling across England, which includes some very significant good news for the Peak District National Park. £148M spending on cycling infrastructure is being announced, of which £25M will be in National Parks. The Peak District accounts for £7.5 million of this (£5M from DfT and £2.5M match-funding), which is the full amount we bid for.

In the Peak District we expect the funding will:

• Complete the link between the Tissington/High Peak Trail and Buxton

• Complete the link between Matlock and Bakewell

• Create a new cycle link between Hathersage and Castleton

• Create a new ‘y’shaped cycle link between Stoke-on-Trent and the Peak District

• Link Sheffield and Barnsley to the Trans-Pennine Trail

• Provide a special fund for the National Park to support towns and…

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