Welcome to the online edition of Signpost. This is an alternative to the print edition.
It is encouraging that an initiative by Trustee, Jenny Allen to advertise volunteering opportunities for PNFS on the website do.it.org proved to be remarkably successful.
I was so delighted when the lockdown eased that I was able to complete my 31st parish in the Ribble Valley...
The Trustees have decided that the AGM planned for Saturday, 17 October 2020 will be held online.
Lockdown has seen my partner and I exploring more local paths and green spaces.
In the August 2020 issue of Reflections, which is a Derbyshire lifestyle magazine, there was a three page article about the PNFS.
On our website we state that “Local Authorities in the region are required by law to inform us about proposals diverting or closing rights of way”.
A couple of comments on Signpost No 64.
These lanes form a long route leading south from the National Park's Minninglow car park via the High Peak Trail. It is potentially very useful for walkers, especially the less able, when the field paths are impassable due to mud
I would like to thank the many members and organisations who have already responded to the membership renewal reminders that were sent out with the Summer issue of Signpost.
How some water heading for the Mersey and the Irish Sea used to end up in the Trent and the North Sea - and all by gravity.
Two villages in South Derbyshire standing on opposite banks of the River Trent have their own claim to fame. Willington on the north bank had two power stations, both demolished by 2000 but retains the landmark of five cooling towers.
In this new series we will be focusing on some of the 125 hard working volunteers who are Footpath Inspectors.
I took on Chapel-en-le-Frith parish in 2009. Its bridge was in a poor condition on my first inspection in 2010. This was duly reported to Derbyshire Council County and has been several times since.
Paul Besley’s latest book is a very welcome addition to the ever-growing range of walking titles on our bookshelves.
Peak and Northern is a charity which aims to protect and improve public access on rights of way. A key part of what we do is to monitor rights of way and lobby highway authorities to remove obstructions, ensure stiles and gates are in good condition, maintain signposts and so on.
During a recent inspection of the PROWs in West Bradford, Ribble Valley, I came across what may be the tallest ladder stile ever made.
Slow Ways is a project to create a national network of footpaths linking places of interest and where we live. Well, that's my definition and you may quickly reply that we already have such a network, but do we?
Slow ways are a network of 7,000 walking routes that connect about 2,500 towns, cities and principal destinations across Great Britain.
Up to May we had only managed to install one new signpost in 2020, ie 605 at Brown’s Houses on Silverdale footpath 14. Covid 19, heatwaves, reimposed lockdowns, thunderstorms, etc haven’t helped since, but we’ve certainly worked quite hard and made some progress as follows.
Soon after I wrote the last report, two more volunteer signpost painters/helpers contacted me.
The Holme Valley lies on the edge of the Peak District National park in Kirklees, West Yorkshire.
During lockdown I could only take a local walk and came across the fallen tree a few weeks ago.
My wife, Beth and I have been fortunate to have had an enjoyable lockdown. The key to this has been the ability to embrace the joys of walking and all that nature had to offer from spring through to summer.
Have you enjoyed reading David Morton's Signpost Update in this issue?
First published in 2004, this is the third edition of Paul Besley's guide of over forty walks covered by the eastern sheet of Ordnance Survey White Peak map OL24.
This photograph is of a wildflower meadow adjacent to the allotment that my partner and I have, not far from home in Sheffield.
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