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Memories wanted of Peak District hill

Posted 7 October 2010
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Memories wanted of Peak District hill
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Those who love to go walking in the Peak District may be among those answering the call for people who can remember the work done to make one of its highest moors friendlier towards those in walking boots.

Conservation body Moors for the Future is hosting an open day this Saturday (October 9th) at Holme Village Sunday School to focus attention on its work to transform Black Hill from the quagmire it used to be in the 1970s to the much greener landscape it is now.

Visitors who squelched across the peat bog over the moor - which is on the Pennine Way - in the 1970s and 1980s may wish to share their memories and photographs.

While the surface of the moor has turned from black peat to green oasis, the Pennine Way itself is kept out of the mire by a line of flagstones, something to be found on other parts of the Peak District moors.

Another example of this is the area beyond the Ashop and Kinder watershed near Mill Hill, where the stones ensure a dry passage northwards across the boggy plateau to the Snake Pass.

Posted by Brandon Egley