Peak & Northern Footpaths Society plan Snake Path 120th anniversary celebrations
Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (PNFS), with the support of other Hayfield-based groups, 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 start at 12:00 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 remained 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 the 27th, there will be a host of activities, events and displays, including:
- Music from folk singer Brian Peters and from the Bridgewater Hall Choir
- Poetry from Derbyshire Poet Laureate Helen Mort
- Attendance of local celebrities, including Roly Smith, writer on the Peak District
- Performances and exhibits from local young people
- Activities to suit all ages
- Demonstrations of skills relating to the countryside and walking
- Short speaking slots from groups related to countryside activities
- Displays from local and countryside groups
On Sunday 28 May, PNFS 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 Path. They plan to arrange return transport from both of these.
PNFS hope to see you, and your friends and colleagues on 27th May at Hayfield for what promises to be an interesting day. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or issues, please contact Ian Salvage, Publicity Officer for Peak and Northern Footpaths Society on:
- PNFS Office Telephone 0161 480 3565(please leave message on answerphone if no reply)
- PNFS, Taylor House, 23 Turncroft Lane, Offerton, Stockport, SK1 4AB
PNFS is a registered charity, run by volunteers. It exists to protect the network of public rights of way, open spaces and access land in the North Midlands and the North of England. You may well be most familiar with them from the distinctive green signposts that they have erected over the years, often in remote locations.