Cables going underground beneath the TPT

The latest step in our journey to take down the seven Dunford Bridge pylons

We’ve reached another major landmark on our project Going Underground in the Peak District, with work starting to bury new electricity cables underneath the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT).

Once the cables are in place, we will be able to start taking down the seven pylons and sealing end compound to transform the surrounding landscape.

This means that from Saturday 22 January we will be temporarily closing the main Trans Pennine Trail route until later this year.

While we carry out these works, Trail users will be able to use the new temporary diversion we’ve constructed, which is fully open and accessible for all users and provides spectacular new views of the Dark Peak landscape.

The diversion is already extremely popular with local people and TPT users – please continue to share your feedback with us as we love to hear from you on what you think and how we’re doing.

We’ll continue to keep you posted with further project updates, including when we finish burying the cables and reopen the main TPT route.

Our next phase of work will involve pruning and clearing some of the trees along the TPT. All of this activity is being carried out in accordance with our planning permission from Barnsley Council, under the watchful eye of our project ecologist on site and subject to the strictest health and safety measures.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the VIP project team directly by calling 0330 134 0051 or sending an email to: