Chee Dale Path - Help Needed 29/30 March

The path down Chee Dale is one of the most impressive walks in the Peak District, and is popular with both walkers and climbers.

Most who have been down there though will be well aware of the dreaded Chee Dale mud bath that often develops on the section near the Cornice, opposite Chee Tor. In all but the driest of summers this section is a complete quagmire and it appears to be getting wider each year as climbers and walkers skirt round it in an attempt to keep their boots clean.

Chee Dale muddy section, 146 kb
The muddy section below the Cornice

So the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (DWT), in conjunction with the BMC's Access and Conservation Trust, are going to do something about it, but they need help. The plan is to lay 50m of boardwalk across the worst section of the path and help is needed humping the materials from the railway bridge past the stepping stones, 300m or so down the dale to the site. An experienced DWT team will do most of the on site work.

How can you help?

Meet Julia Gow of DWT at Millers Dale Station Car Park at 9.30 am on 29 and/or 30 March, or, if you can only come later in the day, make your way to below the Cornice.

If you want more details contact Julia Gow on 07761 103 034 or BMC's Henry Folkard on 01298 871 849. Or come on the day and find out for yourself.

Chee Dale Boardwalk Sections, 157 kb
Boardwalk sections further down Chee Dale

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