Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Alstonefield BW12 - A Thank You

This article is from Signpost 68, Summer 2021

Christine Harding, British Horse Society Access and Bridleways Officer - High Peak Chair - Dark Peak Bridleways Association

This is just a brief note to thank the Peak and Northern Footpaths Society and specifically Bill Parkes for their support for horse riders in resolving a closed bridleway.

A field gate in Narrowdale on Alstonefield BW12 was reported last summer by a rider as being padlocked.  When I filed a complaint online to Staffordshire County Council, I discovered it had been locked for some time and I wasn’t the only complainant, at which point I enlisted Bill’s help as Alstonefield is his area. Bill took up the matter with the Principal ROW officer at Staffs CC and we were delighted recently to find the padlock has now gone, replaced with a rider-friendly handle, and the stile to the side has been replaced with a wicket gate.  Win-win!  I understand the work was carried out by the Peak Park for Staffs CC.

We are ever grateful for the support of the PNFS; John Harker supported us at a public inquiry with a BW claim in New Mills, now finally coming to fruition. Our annual subs are worth every penny!

Next: Percy Hutchinson - An Appreciation

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