Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Signpost Report, Autumn 2019

David Morton, Signposts Officer and Trustee

This article is from Signpost 61, Autumn 2019

New Signposts

Two new signposts have been installed, taking the total to 520 (click on the signpost number to see photograph and location)

S582 at Roaches Gate, on Leekfrith FP82, in memory of the late John Mayer of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team

S596 at Abraham’s Leap on the Sandstone Trail, Frodsham FP43, in memory of the late Brian Whitworth of Cheshire Tally Ho! Running Club

Toposcope 3 in memory of the late Geoff Errington of PNFS was finally installed on 7 June 2019 on Win Hill after almost two years of visits, gaining consents and finding a supplier. In a few weeks it was then objected to by one person, vandalised and finally stolen in July. Derbyshire Police and Geoff’s former partner have been informed. Geoff’s very generous contribution to the Society was already commemorated on three signposts on the Ecclesbourne Way, close to his home in Belper. I am now looking for a suitable location for a fourth in light of the theft of his memorial toposcope.

Six new plates are on order from Leander. They are as follows:

S594 at SD 65371 36406, north of Stydd Manor Farm, Ribchester

S595 at SD 94768 10325, top of Jordan Brow, Crompton Fold, Shaw, Oldham

S597 at SK 07161 99420, on the north side of Crowden campsite, Longdendale

S598 at SD 68448 33648, at Ashes Farm, Copster Green, Ribble Valley

S599 at SD 67995 33286, at Ashes Farm, Copster Green, Ribble Valley

S600 at SJ 50119 53265, on the Sandstone Trail, Bickerton, S of Mad Allen’s Hole - suggested by footpath inspector, John Alexander

S594 and 598 in the Ribble Valley will be at locations suggested by Shirley Addy.

Further suggestions by footpath inspectors are welcome.


Three more signs have been “re-posted” by reusing the old, shortened posts and attaching them to concrete stumps for durability. They are:

S104 at Clough House, Wildboarclough, which is now set back from the road to reduce damage from road salt.

S119 at Elmerhurst Cottage, Lyme Park. Both 119 and 104 were also shot-blasted and powder-coated.

S325 at Four Inns Farm, Alsop-en-le-Dale, north of Tissington

Memorial Plaques

I am dealing with several new enquiries for signposts as memorials (see notice on rear cover). NB: The National Trust does not permit them on NT land.

I can be contacted on: 0161 283 7824, if you have any questions.

Have a look at the Signpost Gallery on our website to see the location of all our signposts together with photos -

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