Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

120 Anniversary

Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (PNFS) are hosting an event on 27 and 28 May 2017, to celebrate the permanent opening of the Snake Path from Hayfield to the Snake Pass Inn. The ceremony and celebrations will be held throughout the day on Saturday 27 May at the Royal Hotel in Hayfield. The purpose of these celebrations is to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Society’s first success after its founding in 1894, to ensure that the Snake Path would remain open for future generations of walkers. 2017 is also the 85th anniversary of the 1932 Mass Trespass, making this a particularly significant anniversary for Hayfield and its role in the long history of campaigning for access to our countryside.

On Sunday 28 May, we are planning a choice of two walks along the Snake Path, one short and with no significant ups or downs, the other the full length of the route. We plan to arrange return transport from both of these. We would of course welcome you to join us on one of these as well.

We would like to invite you to the celebrations, and wonder if you would also be interested in contributing something to the event. The contribution could take many forms. For example:

  • memorabilia (e.g. photos, documents, maps) relating to the Snake Path / the Kinder Mass Trespass / footpaths more generally
  • poems, artwork or writings of your own
  • anything else that relates to footpaths / the Snake Path opening / the Kinder Mass Trespass

If you would like to contribute, or have any suggestions about the event, please contact me, Ian Salvage, by email at , by telephone on 0161 480 3565 (the PNFS office), or by mail through the PNFS office at Taylor House, 23 Turncroft Lane, Offerton, Stockport, SK1 4AB.

We will provide further news updates here as plans progress, so that you can keep abreast of what to expect, timings, etc. We look forward to seeing you on 27th and 28th May in Hayfield.

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