Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Signpost 51, July 2016

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Two of the new boards created to better publicise PNFS at presentations and shows

The View from the Chair
by David Hurrell

Walking around the Peak District and ambling around my patch as a Footpath Inspector, I never thought that one day I would become Chairman of Peak & Northern Footpaths Society, but that has now happened ...

The PNFS AGM, Saturday 30 April
by David Hurrell & Roly Smith

The meeting started with the official AGM business. Following this, a discussion on common footpath problems and a talk by our guest speaker, Roly Smith, gave much food for thought. ...

The Role of the PNFS Inspector
by David Gosling, Footpaths Coordinator

The Society currently has 95 footpath ‘inspectors’ - volunteers who check Rights of Way (RoW) in a parish, or in several parishes, which they have agreed to ‘inspect’. ...

Local Land Charges - New Form CON 29
by Rhoda Barnett

Local land charges registers are kept by district, borough and unitary councils; in them are recorded all local restrictions or charges affecting individual properties. ...

Farewell to a very supportive PNFS member

It is with sadness that we report the sudden death of Rosemary Fox in July 2015. Rosemary was a long-time member of PNFS and was a ...

Working more closely with our affiliated organisations
by Ian Salvage

Many organisations have chosen to be affiliated to PNFS. At the current moment, we have 84 affiliates, with organisations covering a diverse range of areas including footpath societies, local councils, mountaineering clubs, conservation societies and a retired teachers’ association. ...

Lost Ways Training
by Raph Murray

In Signpost 50 (Jan 2016) Rhoda Barnett highlighted the challenge to find ‘Lost Ways’ before it is too late and David Gosling provided an example of lost ways in Pott Shrigley near Bollington. Rhoda’s article also suggested a training course on ‘Lost Ways’. ...

Signposts Report
by David Morton

Since our last report in December 2015, the team have added 11 new signposts, with 5 more planned, and performed maintenance on 8 existing signs. ...

PNFS fund a much-needed new bridge
by Neil Collie

I am pleased to report that the Society has funded a small, but immaculate, new bridge 37 across a Gigg Brook tributary near Etherow Country Park, north of Compstall. A S Treeworks of Disley performed the work, ...

Our new Membership Secretary - Mel Bale

Like many people, I first became aware of PNFS through their classic signposts, which my wife and I discovered whilst walking in the Peak District. For years, I would stop and photograph them! When I was lucky enough to retire early, ...

Short Walks Programme

Longer Walks Programme

Access you won’t see on any Ordnance Survey Map
by John Harker

Users of the path network usually rely on their trusty Ordnance Survey map, either in paper form or some electronic derivative. However, that is not the full picture. ...

Self-help maintenance of paths
by Rhoda Barnett

At the recent Society AGM, there was a discussion about whether or not you could remove brambles, nettles, barbed wire, walls, fences and anything else which was obstructing your safe and convenient passage along a public right of way. ...

Members’ Favourite Cafes - the No Car Café at Rushop Hall
by Dave Brown

Whilst you won’t be sent packing if you turn up here in a car, the great thing about the No Car café is the special welcome given to walkers, cyclists and horse riders. ...

Peak & Northern Photo Archive

The Society involves itself in a range of publicity activities such as: presentations to interested groups; stands at events; Facebook and web information on our web pages; and publications such as this newsletter. ...

Time to Renew

Membership subscriptions are due within one month of each AGM, so all members who have not yet renewed this year (2016) should do so at the appropriate rate ...

The Footbridge Team consider whether they have taken on rather too much

Signpost is edited and published for the Society by Ian Salvage, Postal: contact via Taylor House, 23 Turncroft Lane, Offerton, Stockport, SK1 4AB. Design and Print by Lymetrees (Tel / text 07984 059150).
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