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I sometimes think that we walkers are a bit like gardeners; the weather is never ‘just right’ for what we want to do. Of course many of us are both walkers and gardeners. In winter it can be too cold and windy, in Spring and Autumn it can be too wet and in summer it can be too hot and sticky.
Until 1994, walkers enjoyed an outstanding view across Morecombe Bay as they traversed the 30 metres of track north of the sea wall in front of Brown’s Houses near Jenny Brown’s Point from Lindeth Road’s end at Silverdale to join Footpath 14. In that year, the path was deliberately obstructed, remaining so since.
Our 80 + Affiliated Societies and Groups are a highly valued component of PNFS and we realize we should do more to demonstrate the fact.
As many Signpost readers will know, a deal was done with the CROW Act, 2000. The Act gave us vastly increased access to moors and hill country, for which PNFS and its predecessors have fought long and hard.
The recent publication of ‘Clarion Call’ by Dave Sissons, Terry Howard and Roly Smith is a very timely and appropriate reminder of how hard-fought access to the moorlands around Sheffield has been.
As David Bratt said in his welcome speech at the start of the celebrations at Hayfield on 27th May, “It is somewhat quirky to celebrate your 120th anniversary, but then the Society has always had a reputation for quirkiness”
When I was researching this poem, I was very daunted by the challenge of writing about Kinder because I was all too aware that I was following in the footsteps of the great Peter Riley, a poet I admire so much. His pamphlet 'The Ascent of Kinder Scout' is a fine achievement.
I am writing this as I recuperate from a major operation and, whilst rest is vital, the hospital physiotherapist’s words to me were “Walking is the best medicine”.
Paul Besley clearly knows this area of the Peak District well. He is a volunteer Ranger for the Peak District National Park and a member of Woodhead Mountain Rescue
I came across a nice little café at a place called Wood Row, Mickletown
You can walk up to 16 miles, from Hadfield station to the head of the Longdendale valley, without encountering a single stile.
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