Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Signpost 50, January 2016

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Adrian Littleton Memorial Bridge dedication ceremony

A Hard Act to Follow
by Ian Salvage

At the last half-year meeting in November 2015, I think I must have had a rush of blood to the head, as I found myself volunteering to take on a role for PNFS as Publicity Officer. ...

Welcome to our Facebook page
by David Gosling & Ian Salvage

A Facebook page has been created to help publicise the Society’s work and to improve communication with members and volunteers. ...

The challenge to find “Lost Ways” before it is too late
by Rhoda Barnett

An issue that could affect thousands of routes currently used as footpaths and bridleways was highlighted recently in the Guardian newspaper, under a title of ‘Countdown begins to prevent loss of thousands of footpaths and alleyways’ (1). ...

An example of “Lost Ways” in Cheshire East
by David Gosling

I decided to look into an area quite near to where I live and where I often walk for evidence of “lost ways”. It is in the parish of Pott Shrigley, near Bollington in Cheshire East. ...

Signpost Report, December 2015
by Dave Morton

By the time you read this, PNFS will have passed a small milestone. We installed our first cast metal (iron) signpost, or “direction post” or “notice” as they were called then, in 1905. ...

Book Review
by Dave Brown

According to Bainbridge, too much of England is privately owned and barred to the public. In this book he sets out to convince us that it shouldn’t be; ...

New PNFS Policy on Gates and Stiles

A new policy was discussed and agreed at the Half-Year Meeting in November relating to replacing gates and stiles. ...

Adrian Littleton Memorial Bridge

Adrian Littleton, who contributed so much to PNFS over a number of years, died in 2012. In the Annual Report for that year, David Bratt paid tribute to his work for the Society. ...

Walks Programme
by John Fisher and David Bratt

Details of short walks and longer walks, to April/June 2016. See also the complete current walks programme.

Fighting to keep our footpaths open
by John Harker

In the Sheffield Telegraph’s issue of 3rd December 2015, it mentioned PNFS in an article entitled ‘Rangers brave the Peak District elements for a slab of the action’. ...

Looks as though this bridleway was lacking a Peak and Northern sign?

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