One of the many grouse troughs on Stanage Edge. Carved about 100 years ago, when the edge was part of a private grouse moor, to provide water for the grouse. At the time, you and I wouldn't be able to walk here. Climbers had to bribe gamekeepers with barrels of beer to turn a blind eye. Of course, all of that changed with the creation of the Peak District National park in 1951 and the more recent Countryside Rights of Way act. Due to a severe cut in funding to the PDNP Authority, Stanage Edge is now up for sale or lease, as are the Roaches, following the lease of the Eastern Moors to the National Trust and RSPB. Hopefully, a partner will be found that will maintain access to the edge but it is a worrying development that much of the Peak District is being parcelled up for sale or lease.