Proposals to open a new network of concessionary bridleways, including connected routes along the tops of Curbar and Froggatt Edges and through Barbrook Valley, are included in a five-year draft management plan which will shape the future of the moors.
The proposals will be outlined to the public at Curbar Gap on Monday 29 August and Sunday 18 September, between 9.30am and 3pm. Guided walks will also be held on these dates at 10am, 12pm and 2pm; providing opportunity for people to share their views.
In other moves to improve the visitor experience, the plan proposes significant repairs to the bridleway on Moss Road, Totley Moor, and the removal of some trees and scrub below Curbar and Froggatt Edges, opening up the view of the iconic grit stone edges.
As well as changes to habitats to encourage more wildlife, including the regeneration of the heather moorland and re-planting woodlands, the plan also proposes the development of low-key, drop-in visitor facilities in existing buildings near Barbrook Reservoir on Big Moor, along with a programme of events and activities linked to the Moorland Discovery Centre at the National Trust’s property at Longshaw Estate, next to the Eastern Moors.
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