Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Ladybower S057

David Morton, Signpost Officer

This article is from Signpost 69, Autumn 2021

On 6 May 2021 after a steady walk up Haggside, W of Ladybower Res'r, I cleaned S057.   It has a tale to tell.    It's been moved not once but twice.  First from Derwent village when it was about to be drowned by the rising waters of Ladybower Reservoir, then more recently from the new res'r service road at the foot of Haggside, when off-road motorcyclists argued with PDNP rangers that the reference to the "old road to Glossop" gave them carte blanche to use what by then was a bridleway.  I was able to get Paul Wetton, the chief ranger at Fairholmes, to re-erect it at the top of the hill and I added the cross-plate thanks to discovering a small, cheap foundry at Bakestonedale, a former brick works near Pott Shrigley.

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