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WPP Dry Stone Walling in the Peaks!

Last Friday the White Peak Planning team volunteered with the Peak District Peak Park Conservation Volunteers (PPCV) for the third time! The PPCV have worked for over 40 years to protect the Peak District National Park with the help of volunteers.

In our first day out we aided in the restoration of a section of the Pennine Way in Derbyshire; for our second day, we helped restore a cairn at the top of Jacobs Ladder, in Edale; for our most recent outing we assisted to rebuild the wall around the trig point at the top of Black Hill, in Holmfirth.

The work we completed involved taking down part of a dry stone wall which surrounds the trig point and then rebuilding it stronger and allowing some stepping stones so that people can easily climb up without damaging the dry wall.

Below are some quotes from the team when asked what they thought of the day:

Rob – “I think we earnt our pie & pint at the end of the day – a fantastic day out.”

Emily – “I loved hanging out with the work gang, having a good laugh, and building something.”

Kirti – “This is really quite therapeutic!”

Luke – “A successful first construction experience, will be building houses by next year!”