A newly appointed national-park ranger will be responsible for looking after almost a fifth of the length of the Penine Way.
The responsibility of maintenance of England’s first National Trail from Gargrave to Tan Hill has been handed to Colin Chick.
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Colin states that his job is much more than just maintenance…
One of the most important parts of my role is to arrange events and recreational activities that will encourage individuals and groups of all kinds to get first-hand experience of a national trail by simply going out and enjoying it.
The 82km (51-mile) section takes in Pen-y-ghent, Great Shunner Fell and Fountains Fell as well as the 80m high limestone crag of Malham Cove.
Natural England’s Pennine Way national trail officer Steven Westwood said:
The Pennine Way is an important asset to England and we would like to welcome Colin to the post.
The practical management of England’s national trails the pilot made in the Dales. This helps not only maintain them but also encourage countryside management across some of our most longest-standing trails.
And to Colin, welcome from all at CheapTents.com!! 🙂