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Call for walkers' protection over Peak site

Posted 28 June 2010
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Call for walkers' protection over Peak site
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A popular site for those who like to go walking in the Peak District should be carefully preserved, the Ramblers has said.

The national park authority has unveiled plans to sell or enter into management leasehold arrangements concerning the Roaches, a beauty spot in Staffordshire that is popular with walkers and climbers.

Staffordshire Ramblers chair Graham Rothery said: "The Roaches is a unique and iconic beauty spot and we urge the Park Authority to place the thousands of people who walk and climb on it, top of their plans."

The body added that it was in favour of any land management moves that enhance the rights of walkers and called for consultation between it and the national park.

Announcing the possible sale of the Roaches, The Peak District National Park Authority's lead member for asset management Roger Clarke said "guarantees" will be put in place to ensure walkers and climbers can continue to visit and enjoy the site.

Posted by Elaine Arthur