Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Signpost 41, Summer 2012

Welcome to the first online edition of Signpost. This is an alternative to the print edition.


News roundup

Latest news and dates for your diary.


A message from John Broadbent

PhotoIt was never my intention to be proposed as Chairman when I first spotted one of Dave Morton's signposts above the Fernilee reservoir in the Goyt Valley. I just thought “what a great sounding organisation ...


PNFS signs twinned with sisters!
by David Bratt

PhotoKay Douglas ,Secretary of Eccles Rambling and Social Club, long time and much valued Affiliates of our Society invited me to attend and say a few words at their meet-up north west of Dunsop Bridge on June 23rd. It was a most special occasion ...


Unoffical path diversions
by Rhoda Barnett

The legal route of a public right of way is that shown on the definitive map produced by all highway authorities; this route should also be the one shown on OS maps. If you find that the route which you walk does not seem to be the same as that on your OS map, this could be ...


Unlawful obstruction: Kate Marlow v DCC

The society has been watching this case with interest. The following is an extract from District Judge Andrew Davison’s recent judgement at High Peak Magistrates’ Court ...


A Brief History of the 'Benfield Path'
by John Harker

PhotoThis Society was born out of the struggle to save the 'Snake Path' between Hayfield and the A57. Since then the Society has fought, and still fights, countless battles to safeguard our public rights of way. Most do not make the headlines, but ...


Memorial to Adrian Littleton - an appeal for funds
by Clarke Rogerson

In the Annual Report, David Bratt paid tribute to the work of Adrian Littleton. John Harker's article on the Benfield path again makes mention of a tribute to Adrian. It is fitting that the memory of a man who did so much for the Society ...


Diversion of long obstructed paths - some thoughts
by Terry Norris

When considering whether to oppose the diversion of a long obstructed path, notions of pragmatism and fairness can conflict. One example is the diversion of part of Holmfirth 34 which has recently been confirmed following a public inquiry ...


A day on the Isle of Skye
by Clarke Rogerson

PhotoPeople often say 'lucky you' when I tell them I am heading to the Isle of Skye. I suspect they imagine that I am off on a Society funded jaunt to the West Coast of Scotland rather than to Hunshelf near Barnsley. They are right ...


Walks programme

Details of short walks September, October, and November. Longer walks August, September, and October. See also the complete current walks programme.


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