Let's Stay UK

Let's Stay UK

May 20, 2010 04:23 ET

Pedal Peak District Cycle Routes

DERBYSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) - The Peak District is to see significant investment to transform old, disused railway lines into a scenic cycle route unrivalled in the UK. The plan to reclaim and transform old railway line, the first part of which runs from Bakewell to Buxton, is aimed at encouraging people to get local residents and visitors to the Peak District on their bikes to improve their health and take in some stunning scenery.

With a reported £2.25 million being invested in the project and the publicity and interest this will inevitably attract the area could see an increase in the number of people enjoying UK short breaks in the area rather than a brief trip abroad.

The aim of the project is to create one of the UK's premier cycle routes with Cycle England suggesting that it could be "the most popular recreational greenway in Britain". That would be good news for the local economy, with more visitors likely to be staying in some of the great peak district accommodation on offer, good news for people's health and good news for the environment with fewer CO2 emissions.

The Peak District is already a popular destination for UK holidays, attracting thousands of visitors every year, and the regeneration of the disused railway track and tunnels will create, for the very first time, a high-quality, linked rail and cycle route from the cities of the North West and the Midlands into the heart of the stunning national park in the heart of the Peak District. The result of this improved and healthier means of visiting the Peak District could see more people cycling and experiencing the area than ever before when the route opens in 2011.

For holiday makers heading to the Peak District for their summer holidays in 2010, it will be too soon to experience the full effect of the £2.25 million cycle route but the fresh air and beautiful, unspoiled landscape are sure to be more than enough reason to visit and love the Peaks this year. If you are looking for accommodation in the Peak District this year then Let's Stay is the perfect website to help you find your perfect Peak District Cottage.

Let's Stay Peak District Ltd (LSPD) is wholly owned, privately funded and operated by Mike and Bridget Cummins who live and work in Great Longstone, a village at the heart of the Peak District National Park. For more information please visit http://www.letsstay.co.uk.

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