VISITORS can enjoy expert commentaries as they explore Marsden Moor and other areas of the Peak District.

And it’s all thanks to a series of audio guides which can be uploaded to your personal stereo.

The Audio Trails, created by Moors for the Future Partnership, can be uploaded to your iPod, mobile phone or MP3 player.

The 15 commentaries, by the partnership which has helped restore the area’s moors, can be listened to as walkers follow their maps through Marsden Moor, Bleaklow and other spectacular locations.

Funded by MoorLIFE, an EU LIFE+ project, the Trails offer a lively soundtrack featuring birdsong, natural and social history and folklore.

They also provide an insight into conservation works currently being undertaken by Moors for the Future Partnership.

The Trail routes skirt a number of locations where major works are underway to restore upland areas, which have been damaged by fires and pollution over the last 150 years.

Louise Turner, Information Officer for Moors for the Future Partnership says: “We were the first in the UK to create Audio Trails for the countryside and they’ve proved hugely successful.

“Our two new Trails are a fantastic way of getting close to one of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes – and of learning how essential the uplands are.

“Walkers should be aware that the upland terrain can be challenging, so suitable clothing – and good navigational skills – are essential.”

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