Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Signpost 66, Winter 2020

Welcome to the online edition of Signpost. This is an alternative to the print edition.

The format of the overview page has changed, just click on the image to the right of the summary text to view the full article.

by David Gosling

It was a sad day when PNFS lost its Chairman, David Hurrell, in September. The tributes to him published in this edition of Signpost demonstrate the high regard in which he was held. He was a calm, steady hand, guiding the Society. We miss him enormously.


The date for the next AGM is Saturday, 17 April 2020. The walks programme remains suspended. Please check for updates.

by Shirley Addy

Thurgoland FP15, Barnsley
by David Oldfield

Barnsley PRoW Department on the ball again!

Website Redesign

Can you help us?

Nineteen Signposts Walk
by Gordon Richards

A fascinating walk with plenty to see.

Sheffield FP307
by John Harker

It's always worth tellin the local Highway Authority about PRoW problems.

Tributes to David Hurrell
by David Bratt and others

Our Chairman, David Hurrell died on 17 September 2020, David pays tribute to him.

Signpost Report
by David Morton

Plenty of news of the signpost front despite the difficulties that the pandemic has posed our enthusiatic Signpost Team.

Signposts available for commemoration

Find out more.

Cellars Clough Marsden - a path returned to the public after action by the Society
by Terry Norris

Another success for the society.

Book Review: The Book of Trespass
by Pauline Williams

Reading this book felt like being on a roller coaster ride through the history of access to and land ownership in England.

Repair of Stepping Stones Across the River Hamps, Linking FP3 Onecote with FP42 Grindon, Staffordshire
by Rhoda Barnett

An ongoing saga!

Those Feet, That Path
by Ian McMillan

The society's newest Vice President write his first article for Signpost, follow his footsteps around his patch.

what3words - A New Mapping App
by Ted Wolfe

An unconvention way to identify where you are, but it might just save your life.

The Big Picture
by Ken Brockway

What is the big picture for Definitive Map Modification applications?

Parish Notes: Eyam, Derbyshire
by Mel Bale

An old story that is sadly just as relevant today as it was in the 17th Century.

Inspector Spotlight: Nigel and Ann Hackney
by David Gosling

Nigel tells the story behind their decision to volunteer as Footpath Inspectors.

PNFS, a poem
by Ted Wolfe

Ted has been Signpost Volunteer for many years, but now he has shown that he is also a wordsmith.

Country Steward Scheme
by John Harker

This scheme began when The Countryside Commission had the responsibility to co-ordinate government activity National Parks and the wider countryside.

Meltham FP42, Kirklees
by David Oldfield

David reports on yet another footpath problem resolved.

Don't Lose Your Way: Ramblers Campaign to Save Public Rights of Way
by Rhoda Barnett

The Ramblers campaign has received a lot of headlines recently, read more details here and get involved!

Book Review: Never leave the dog behind
by Mel Bale

Sheffield's leading poet celebrates the relationships between dogs and their owners.

Quiz Answers

Find out how you got in the society's Autumn quiz.

Sheffield 456 Before and Afterwards
by John Harker

Sheffield Council's prompt action opens another of the city's footpaths.

Sign of the times and 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

Page title:Signpost 66, Winter 2020
If you'd like a reply, please include your contact details.
Your message is being sent.
Your message has been sent. Thank you.
Message sending failed - sorry. As an alternative you might like to try the Contact the webmaster form.