Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Win Hill Toposcope

This article is from Signpost 61, Autumn 2019

A toposcope on Win Hill was installed by David Morton and Peter Ash on 7 June 2019.  It was in memory of Geoff Errington (1949-2012) for his services and generosity to the PNFS.

The Society received objections by a “walker and runner” and it was reported by a cyclist as damaged on our Facebook page on 21 July. The toposcope was stolen between then and 29 July when David Bratt and David Morton climbed up from Twitchill Farm intending to repair it.  There was no sign of the disc, just remnants of the grey, cement base.

The total cost of the toposcope amounted to £1,000 and took almost two years to come to fruition. In the face of this pattern of vandalism and theft, we plan to dedicate a fourth signpost to the memory of Geoff, as a token of our appreciation for all that he did for PNFS.


The theft is now a police matter, crime number 19000400548. Can any member help or provide any info? If so, contact David Bratt on phone number 01925 762472 or

The police are in possession of emails from a disaffected individual objecting to the installation.

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