if you ride regularly in the Peak District, would you be interesting in this footpath across windy knoll (it links the end of Dirtlow Rake with Mam Tor) being made into a permissive bridleway? I was speaking to the High Peak Estate area manager form the National Trust about it and he said he would put it to the ROW officer if their was interest. It is a semi paved farm track and would provide a diversion avoiding the (all be it short) dangerous junctions at the top of Winnats Pass and the entrance to Peak Cavern. I also suggested that the diversion continue through the car park and up the pitched path (this would be a dismount and push affair is and shared with a lot of walkers).
I know it's only a short section but it would cut out a nasty bit of road.
Any interest/suggestions etc?