Path in the Peak District preserved

Looking towards Kinder Scout

Walkers in the Peak District National Park

The Peak District National Park Authority has announced a ban on motor vehicles using the historic Roych path, part of the Pennine Bridleway near Edale and Kinder Scout.

The announcement follows years of campaigning by our volunteers in the Peak District who came together with the British Horse Society, the Campaign to Protect Rural England and local residents to form the Peak District Green Lanes Alliance.

There are many historic tracks like the Roych in the National Park that have been destroyed in recent years by motorised vehicles using them and we want to ensure these paths are preserved for future generations to enjoy.

Last September, the Peak District National Park Authority consulted on whether to ban motorised vehicles using two paths in the park – the Roych and the Long Causeway. Over a thousand of our supporters emailed the Peak District National Park Authority supporting bans on both paths. We hope that there will be similar good news on the future of the Long Causeway soon.

You can find out more about the Peak District Green Lanes Alliance’s campaign at pdgla.org.uk.