Petition against tarmacing path in Lake District

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  1. Farnham_Red

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    Reasons for tarmacing?
     
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    works well on the TPT near penistone
     
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    Even stupider idea is making old railway lines walkways in the first place. If you ever want to make them back into viable rail route's you have the ramblers objecting.
     
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    Maybe access for disabled ramblers ??
     
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    There is rarely a good view too, as most of the time you are walking / cycling through a railway cutting. They are OK for family cycling trips I guess.
     
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    When I first read this I thought it said "plan to tarmac over the Lake District" and assumed it was one of Boris's proposals, once he is elected as Tory leader & sadly for us all becomes PM.
     
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    Walked it many a time out to Threkeld for a few pints at the bottom of Blencathra before catching the bus back into town.

    Signed.
     
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    Most likely a cycle route.

    As a cyclist I generally prefer tarmac but I have to say that it's not really appropriate in this case. A couple of weeks ago we cycled the Monsal trail (Bakewell to near Buxton) and the surface there is not tarmac (except in tunnels) and I had no problem with it at all.
     
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    The operative word being "IF". Apart from heritage railways I don't think its ever happened yet.
     
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    Worsbrough to Wombwell on the TPT used to be a quagmire till they tarmacced it. Cycle it in half the time now. Monsall trail is mainly hard-core so may as well finish the job there as well.
     

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