Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Welcome to the PNFS

Welcome to the PNFS

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The Peak & Northern Footpaths Society has been active for well over 100 years, promoting the interests of public footpath users in the North Midlands and North West of England. We monitor, protect, and improve the footpath network for the benefit of all.

Monitor: Our team of about 90 volunteer footpath inspectors regularly patrol footpaths looking for problems and reporting them to the responsible local authority. We also monitor proposals affecting rights of way. Local authorities in the region are required by law to inform us about all such proposals.

Protect: We work with local authorities (who are often short of resources) to get footpath problems resolved as soon as possible. We investigate planning proposals and respond to them to ensure that the interests of walkers are properly taken into account.

Improve: We erect signposts and bridges to help walkers. There are hundreds of our signposts and dozens of our bridges in the region, and more are being added all the time.

We are a registered charity and all of our work is done by volunteers. Whether you are a rambler, a stroller, a fell walker or a dog walker, we can help each other.

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