Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

PNFS Online Talks Programme - Spring 2023

All talks start at 7.00 pm, usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month and last for approximately one hour.

The link to join the talks is

If you can offer a talk, please contact David Gosling (

Speaker Topic Date
Rhoda Barnett, Udo Pope, Martin Hampar and Andy Leader Courts and Inquiries Officers: some current cases the Society is pursuing
The Courts and Inquiries Committee seeks to use the law to fulfil the objectives in our constitution of “Creating, preserving and improving open spaces, public access rights and rights of way”. In this talk four of our Courts and Inquiries officers talk about some current cases in which the Society is involved.
Jan 24th
Cassa Townsend CPRE and the Boundary Walk

Cassa is the Peak District Boundary Walk Officer. She will be talking about the work of the CPRE, focusing on the Boundary Walk which is a 190 mile route launched in 2017. The Boundary Walk is within the PNFS region and is supported by the Society. Cassa will be talking about how CPRE is promoting engagement with people using this scenic route.
Feb 21st
David Stirling A History of the Goyt Valley

The Goyt Valley is a well-known and beautiful area just to the west of Buxton. David Stirling, a PNFS member, has been researching the history of the valley and he will be giving an illustrated talk about its fascinating past before it was flooded to form two reservoirs, Fernilee and Errwood.
Mar 21st
Eve Holt Greater Manchester Moving

Eve Holt is the Director of Greater Manchester Moving. GM Moving is about helping everyone find time and space for physical activity in their everyday life. Moving supports our mental health and wellbeing too. Eve will be talking about the GM Moving Strategy and how walking and footpaths fits into the bigger picture.
April 25th
David Gosling and others Historic cases the Society has fought and won

In this talk we will look back at four historic cases the Society has fought and won: Snake Path (1897); Higher Benfield (1929); Bridestones (2012); and Jenny Brown’s Point, Silverdale (2019).
May 23rd

All previous talks are available on our Youtube Channel or just search for PNFS or Peak and Northern Footpaths Society in YouTube and then click on the PNFS channel to find it.

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