Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Signpost 64, Summer 2020

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Chairman's Piece
by Gavin Miller

Our chairman David Hurrell continues his convalescence in a stroke rehabilitation unit in Sheffield. Unfortunately this has been disrupted by the effect on the NHS of the coronavirus epidemic and he has been moved to a different unit.

by Shirley Addy

During the first week of the lockdown late March, I received the following email from Kay Douglas: I am a member and wanted to congratulate you on the spring edition.

by Shirley Addy

AGM and Walks Programme

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic the society's AGM has been postponed until 17th October 2020. The walks programme remains suspended. Check the website for updates.

Parish Notes ~ Hope Woodlands
by Pauline Williams

Centred around Ladybower Reservoirs, the parish of Hope Woodlands is one of the largest in the Peak District. Covering an area of approximately fifty square kilometres it has upwards of fifty-three kilometres of footpaths.

S605 for Silverdale FP14
by David Morton

On 25 February 2020 a group of ramblers turned up as I was fixing the plate for S605 at the top of a very high signpost provided by Lancashire County Council.

Reg Boot - An Appreciation
by David Bratt, John Grimsey and Brian Hamilton

We record with sadness the passing of Reg Boot on 24 March 2020. Reg, being born with the surname Boot, was surely predestined to make his mark walking the hills and dales on his beloved footpaths and to do all he could to strive for their protection

Megaloughton Lane, Derby, Railway Crossing
by Rhoda Barnett

In Signpost No 56, February 2018, I described the successful objection by PNFS to an extinguishment order made by Derby City Council.

They Dont Build Them Like This Any More!
by Neil Collie

I came across this footbridge near Bollington some years ago when I was the Bridges Assessor for the Society. It is in a lovely setting on the Gritstone Trail and adds beauty to the surroundings.

Signpost Synergy
by Murray Fullerton

I am writing this in the sixth week of the UK’s coronavirus lockdown. By the time you read this I hope that we shall be well on a path back to normality...

Gap at Wheston
by Ken Brockway

Harry Boynton has recently drawn my attention to a gap in Wheston FPs 1 and 2.

Signpost Report
by David Morton

In the new year the weather stayed resolutely wet and then cold, but then the weather improved dramatically and the ground finally dried.

Signposts available for commemoration
by David Morton

The following signposts are still available for individual walkers or walking groups who would like me to make and fix a commemorative plaque to one in return for a donation of £375, which will cover the cost of a new signpost.

Quiz Part 1
by Ken Brockway

Do you know the parish of these public rights of way?

Beyond Covid-19
by Ken Brockway

Our highway authority rights of way officers are working from home and are snowed under with emails they can do little about.

Cromford and High Peak Railway Line

The PNFS has been approached by a local resident and PNFS member, David Stirling for help to claim a section of the dismantled Cromford and High Peak railway line as a public footpath.

Holmfirth FP60 and Wolfstones Heights
by Andy Leader

Wolfstones Heights is more than an evocative name conjuring up long forgotten stories of last Wolves lurking in a wild corner of Yorkshire.

PNFS Display in Libraries
by Ken Brockway

A small display about the Society and its work has been put on at Ripley Library.

Blackpool Bridge, Holmfirth
by Andy Leader

Blackpool Bridge is an intriguing name to read on an OS map by a river out on a Yorkshire moor.

Corker Bottoms Lane, Sheffield
by John Harker

The before and after photos are of an unclassified road in the suburb where I live in Sheffield - the Manor Estate.

Book Review: Under the Rock
by Mel Bale

The writer Benjamin Myers might be familiar to some of our members. His book “The Gallows Pole” (2017) tells the story of the Cragg Vale Coiners and won the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction.

Melbourne Footpaths 13, 22 and 30
by Rhoda Barnett

These footpaths on Park Farm, in the south of Derbyshire, cross attractive countryside near to the small town of Melbourne.

The Brocken Spectre
by Andrew Harter

What is the Brocken Spectre? A long-forgotten Gothic novel?

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Signpost in Last Tango in Halifax
by David Morton

In March I caught up with episode two of the latest series of Last Tango in Halifax.

Closing Credits

Signpost is edited and published for the Society by Shirley Addy, Postal: contact via Taylor House, 23 Turncroft Lane, Offerton, Stockport, SK1 4AB. Design and Print by Lymetrees (Tel / text 07984 059150).
The views expressed in this newsletter do not necessarily reflect those of the Society

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