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Trust and RSPB to jointly manage mountain bikes hotspot

Posted 10 February 2011
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A 27 sq km area of moorland near Sheffield enjoyed by those sitting on mountain bikes and wearing walking boost alike is to be Jointly managed by the National Trust and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, it has been revealed.

The Eastern Moors will be run by the pair in partnership for a 15-year period, enabling the conservation of wetland habitat for birds and wildlife like water voles to be combined with the leisure activities of those who ride, walk or climb in the area.

National Trust director general Fiona Reynolds said she was "delighted" the two bodies are working together in providing "opportunities for people to enjoy this area of countryside and get closer to nature, whether they are climbers, mountain bikers, walkers or simply in need of some spiritual refreshment."

Part of the Peak District lies within the boundaries of Sheffield and those living in the city can easily access the area, with the railway line to Manchester running through places like Edale, the starting point for the Pennine Way.
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