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We’re urging people to say yes to the Peak District National Park Authority’s proposed temporary ban on 4x4s and trail bikes using Chapel Gate.

The Park Authority is currently consulting on plans to place an experimental traffic order on the green lane that skirts Rushup Edge, a beautiful high ridge between Chapel-en-le-Frith and Edale. This would ban motorized traffic from the three kilometre track for 18 months.

We’ve been campaigning with other local people and groups to get Chapel Gate closed, and are completely behind this. This is our chance to really have an influence and start saving this iconic landscape from any more damage. We’ll be lobbying for the 18 month ban to eventually be permanent.

You can see the details at or ring 01629 816200 and email your letter of support to

The consultation ends on 28 January 2011.

Off-roading user groups are organized and likely to be opposing this move in large numbers – so it’s crucial that as many people as possible show their support for our countryside. Let’s take back the tracks!