Peak trails to become key wildlife sanctuaries

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Peak District trails are set to bloom into vital corridors for wildlife thanks to a £160,000 funding boost.

The project will cover 30 miles of grass verges alongside the High Peak, Tissington and Monsal trails.

Walkers, cyclists and horse riders on the former railway routes will see more wild flowers, butterflies and birds as wildlife takes advantage of greater opportunities to breed and flourish. Species to benefit will include dingy skipper and small heath butterflies and spotted flycatchers.