🐍 Sneak up the Snake again!

For 5 days next week, the western side of the Snake Pass will be a beautifully quiet climb. Enjoy it and please also shout to Derbyshire County Council for safer cycling around Glossop and into the Peak all the time — we should not have to pick at the crumbs of road closures to have safe space to ride.


Above and Below Werneth Low. One of a few future Recommended Rides available now in the GPX Collection: bit.ly/GPXCollection

Stunning Peak District views and gravel fun, without ever leaving Greater Manchester.

📣🦌 PETITION: Oppose National Trust Lyme Car Park Relocation & Expansion

That @nationaltrust withdraw this ill-considered proposal and produce a progressive plan for access, which truly reduces impact of cars and has sustainable travel at its heart.

🖋️ change.org/LymeCarPark

🚲 Want to see a safe cycle link for the A6 at High Lane, linking Greater Manchester with the Peak? It could start with this one road filter — but it needs your support NOW! peaksandpuddles.com/blog/2023/

Warm enough that I could’ve got away with shorts, but still some impressive snow patches up on the lanes less travelled! bit.ly/PeaksPerryDale

A scenic walk to Hayfield the long way round (over Lantern Pike) and back home on the bus. Perfect car-free adventure in the snow! ☃️

Blossom testing the air in the lower Goyt. Spring on its way!

🚲 bit.ly/AlanNewtonWayRoutes

NEW: Cheshire East’s new £53m Poynton Relief Road will open exclusively for walking, cycling and wheeling for one weekend only from this Friday. Plus: details of the 3.5m foot/cycleway alongside the "Roy Chadwick Way".

⚠️ Take care at Strines Aqueduct on the Peak Forest Canal: increasingly sunken path is littered with protruding metal rods.

I’ve asked CRT to sort it out asap (having first requested over a year ago when they weren’t this bad…)

What a gem of a place ‘Books at the Basin’ at the Whaley Bridge Transhipment Warehouse is! Wish I’d have stopped off ages ago.

Info: whaleybridgecanal.org
Make a mini adventure of it and walk or cycle there along the canal: bit.ly/UpperPeakForestCanal

Roych Clough. A beautiful, secluded nook of the High Peak even (or maybe especially) on a dank day.

Merry Christmas! ☃️ At least no snow is good news for a Boxing Day pootle, have you planned yours yet? peaksandpuddles.com/cycle-rout

Credit to Stockport for actually seeking funding like this and putting it to use. If only Cheshire East and Derbyshire could wake up and look at a similar priority system on the nearby pavement-free 40mph bridge of doom between Strines and New Mills…

Show thread

Last day to feedback on proposals for “priority chicanes” on the very narrow bit of Longhurst Lane, Mellor.
Cycle bypasses are provided (good unless blocked by leaves) but how does it help pedestrians (there’s no pavement), why no 20mph limit? Comment 👉 consultation.stockport.gov.uk/

Brand new cartoon: Two abreast

Some of the thinking behind this cartoon, plus info on reuse, etc: davewalker.com/two-abreast/

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