Derbyshire road severely damaged and closed by landslips

A Derbyshire road has been closed by highways chiefs after being hit by two huge landslips.

Friday, 14th January 2022, 3:04 pm

Hell Bank, above Beeley, near Bakewell, has been blocked off by Derbyshire County Council.

Highways officers say it is likely to be closed for some time.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire County Council said: "Due to two further landslips on Hell Bank, above Beeley, the road is now closed to all, including cyclists, walkers, and those on horses.

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"We are waiting for prolonged period of dry weather so we can make further assessments, which will help inform a way forward. Our apologies for inconvenience.”

The council faced criticism from some residents when the news was posted on its Facebook page.

One said it was a result of how badly the authority maintains its roads.

A Derbyshire Dales road has been closed by highways chiefs after being hit by two huge landslips. Image: Derbyshire County Council.

He said: “It's actually criminal how you are getting away with closing all these roads/rights of way.

"Just shows how bad you maintain the roads. Embarrassing.”