Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Double the trouble - but no longer

John Harker, C&I Officer

This article is from Signpost 58, Autumn 2018

John was out walking at the end of July on Ible footpath no 4 near Cromford, when he came across a perfectly serviceable wooden stile which had been augmented by a second contraption which he understandably considered to be an obstruction of the highway, unauthorised and quite unnecessary (see photo). He reported it to Derbyshire County Council (DCC), requesting its removal.

The good news is that he received a reasonably prompt reply (on 12 September) from DCC, saying that they had written to the landowner regarding the stile, and also spoken to them in person on 11th September. The landowner has agreed to remove the second stile, as “it is no longer required”. Why it was ever required is questionable, but at least the situation has now been remedied.


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