Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Our First Commemorative Gate

Paul Easthope

This article is from Signpost 52, Autumn 2016

Last year, our Management Team decided to further help people with disabilities by funding suitable projects that would replace stiles with gates. The idea was proposed at last year’s Half-Year Meeting and approved by the Members present.

Fast forward a little - during negotiations with Stockport Metropolitan Council about a new footbridge on Bredbury footpath 6 (see report earlier in this Signpost edition), the Council mentioned that it was replacing a stile with a new, high-quality, metal kissing gate. This seemed to offer the perfect opportunity for our first project, assuming the landowner’s permission could be obtained. In the end, we financed 80% of the gate’s cost, but still a good start.

If you wish to visit the new bridge and gate, they are located at grid ref SJ 9624 9115, by PNFS signpost 205. Access is from Compstall Road or School Lane (by Mortin Farm). The path is rather overgrown in places and also indistinct, but walkable.

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