Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Signpost 54, Summer 2017

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Chairman's Piece
by David Hurrell

I sometimes think that we walkers are a bit like gardeners; the weather is never ‘just right’ for what we want to do. Of course many of us are both walkers and gardeners. In winter it can be too cold and windy, in Spring and Autumn it can be too wet and in summer it can be too hot and sticky.

The Battle to Re-open the Path behind the Sea Wall
by Terry Norris

Until 1994, walkers enjoyed an outstanding view across Morecombe Bay as they traversed the 30 metres of track north of the sea wall in front of Brown’s Houses near Jenny Brown’s Point from Lindeth Road’s end at Silverdale to join Footpath 14. In that year, the path was deliberately obstructed, remaining so since.

Let’s Meet our Affiliates
by David Bratt

Our 80 + Affiliated Societies and Groups are a highly valued component of PNFS and we realize we should do more to demonstrate the fact.

The Struggle for Unrecorded Rights of Way - Lost Ways
by David Gosling

As many Signpost readers will know, a deal was done with the CROW Act, 2000. The Act gave us vastly increased access to moors and hill country, for which PNFS and its predecessors have fought long and hard.

Clarion Call
by Mel Bale

The recent publication of ‘Clarion Call’ by Dave Sissons, Terry Howard and Roly Smith is a very timely and appropriate reminder of how hard-fought access to the moorlands around Sheffield has been.

The Society reaches 120 Years of Age
by Ian Salvage

As David Bratt said in his welcome speech at the start of the celebrations at Hayfield on 27th May, “It is somewhat quirky to celebrate your 120th anniversary, but then the Society has always had a reputation for quirkiness”

Hayfield Celebration Day - Slide Show

Sunday Walks Day - Slide Show

A Poem for the 120th Anniversary Celebrations
by Helen Mort

When I was researching this poem, I was very daunted by the challenge of writing about Kinder because I was all too aware that I was following in the footsteps of the great Peter Riley, a poet I admire so much. His pamphlet 'The Ascent of Kinder Scout' is a fine achievement.

Walking the Road to Recovery
by Anne Greenwood

I am writing this as I recuperate from a major operation and, whilst rest is vital, the hospital physiotherapist’s words to me were “Walking is the best medicine”.

Book Review: Dark Peak Walks by Paul Besley (Cicerone £12.95)
by Phil Lally

Paul Besley clearly knows this area of the Peak District well. He is a volunteer Ranger for the Peak District National Park and a member of Woodhead Mountain Rescue

My Favourite Cafe
by John Harker

I came across a nice little café at a place called Wood Row, Mickletown

Signpost Report
by David Morton

Long Walks Programme

Short Walks Programme

Miles Without Stiles – The Longdendale Valley
by Paul Easthope

You can walk up to 16 miles, from Hadfield station to the head of the Longdendale valley, without encountering a single stile.

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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