MPs and Lords to walk in Peak District

MPs and Lords will take to the Peak District hills today to walk along the Edale skyline on the annual walk of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mountaineering.

Parliamentarians will also get the chance to try their hand at rock climbing at Upper Tor.

The walk, led by the British Mountaineering Council, will give MPs an opportunity to discuss the ‘New Strategy for Sport’ consultation set out by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which looks at how to use sport to improve lives and ensure public funding goes to organisations that can get more people active.

The walk will also allow for discussions on how minority sporting activities such as climbing and hill walking can be voiced and supported in the Peak District.