Seeking improvements to bridleways and by-ways to make them safe and ensure they are accessible to horse riders and free from obstructions.
Campaigning to restrict the illlegal, dangerous and damaging use of off-road routes by 4x4 vehicles and trail bikes.
Developing long circular rides and linking existing routes.
Peak Horsepower has been created to
extend and improve the Peak District bridleway
network. There is plenty that needs
our attention, repairs, ideas for improving/extending existing riding routes, researching lost bridleways and applying for possible new routes.
At times we will call on you all for support and action. Typically, this may include your support in repair working parties or asking you to write and send emails to the Peak District National Park or the highway authority as part of the growing campaign against off-road vehicles using and destroying our green lanes.
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The Peak District is a stunning place to ride. To help people enjoy it, we are developing circular long-distance rides with links to local facillities.
The latest of our long distance routes is the South Peak Loop. It has been established with the support of the Peak District National Park and funding from ‘cycle friendly places’.
The development of our first long-distance ride, The Kinder Loop, was supported by Hoof legacy funding from Sport England, the British Horse Society, and the Britisth Equine Federation. The Peak District National Park is also supporting the initiative. A leaflet describing the route is available here and you can read one rider's experiences on the route here.
As roads become ever more dangerous for horse riders, having a linked network of safe bridleways is crucial. Peak Horsepower presses the Peak District National Park Authority and Derbyshire County Council to improve access for horse riders.
We also volunteer to restore damaged bridleways.
To find out more about this work and how to report problems with Bridleways go to our Bridleways page.
Off-road vehicles are ruining the surfaces of many of the Peak District's green lanes making them dangerous and sometimes unridable.
We are campaigning for Traffic Restriction Orders to be placed on these routes. To read more about the latest situation and how to report encounters you have with off- road vehicles go to our off-roading page.
New Long Distance Ride
opened by Sarah Fowler,Chief Executive Peak District National Park
Bridge the Pennine Bridleway Gap:
safety first for horse riders, cyclists and pedestrians
The final 5 miles of the Pennine Bridleway is unfinshed forcing horse riders to take to dangerous roads.
Read out briefing here
Read our latest newsletter (July 2018) here
secures £7,500 funding for repairs to the Cut Gate bridleway, part of the Kinder Loop
The grant comes from the British Horse Society's Paths for Communities Fund
This is part of a fundraising effort under the BMC's Mend Our Mountains campaign a joint effort by climbers, cyclists, walkers and horse riders. We have 75% of the funds we need. You can donate here. Please help!
Read the Keeper of the Peak's article here