New route for horse riders

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A new off-road long distance route for equestrians and cyclists has been officially launched in the Peak District.

The new 70 mile South Peak Loop was developed by The British Horse Society’s affiliated equestrian group, Peak Horsepower. It can be used by horse riders, walkers and cyclists and features bridleways, old railway trails and quiet country lanes.

Mark Weston, Director of Access and Rights of Way for The British Horse Society, said: “There are over 29,000 horses in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, representing an investment of over £100 million pounds into the local economy every year.

“The South Peak Loop will help to not only secure that investment to the local economy but also add to it by attracting visitors from outside the area.”