Will the cycleway be made accessible to horse riders.

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Wherever possible the cycleway is to be multi-user, allowing pedestrians, disabled people and those on horseback to use it. Generally the surface which is most suitable for cycles is not suitable for horse riders so the long-term intent would be to identify a Derwent Valley bridleway which would probably not stay close to the valley floor but utilise the ability for horses to ride both up and down hill easily to gain views across the valley.

The Derwent Valley Trust is in the early stages of identifying a possible route for horseriders to complement the existing walking and planning cycling routes.

The Derwent Valley Heritage Way which has already been established by the Derwent Valley Trust is suitable for walkers and may at times coincide with the cycleway but generally provides more interest for the slower movement of walkers by taking a less direct route.

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