Tracing the gateposts

Tracing the gateposts

Above: I wonder whether these gatesposts once marked the boundary between the Grimshawe’s estate and the Chillworth Gunpowder Mill. It seems I’m not the only saddo to be fascinated by old stone gateposts! There are quite a few of us out there, as I...
Muck-spreading at Burbage

Muck-spreading at Burbage

Above: The muck-splattered view along the old railway track from Macclesfield old Road in Burbage. This was the start of walk 12 in the series on this website. But I’ve now had to change it. The campaign to have the route along the old Cromford & High Peak...
To the gunpowder mill

To the gunpowder mill

Above: The twin stone gateposts and a screengrab from the ViewRanger app showing where they stand. It’s quite probably a sad reflection on me, but I find old stone gateposts intriguing. Especially when they stand alone in the landscape, with no connecting fences...
Ladmanlow station

Ladmanlow station

Above: Whatever remains of Ladmanlow Station now lies behind these gates. I’ll maybe knock on their door once the virus has passed to ask if they’ll let me take a closer look. I’ve long been fascinated by the history of the 33-mile Cromford...
Applying for a PRoW

Applying for a PRoW

Above: Help restore walking rights along this attractive lane leading up to the old disused railway track. Page update: Click here to support the campaign to create a PRoW. Things have progressed since my post about the farmers at Plex threatening me with legal and...
Fernilee to Castle Naze walk

Fernilee to Castle Naze walk

Above: The panoramic views from Castle Naze, an ancient Iron Age hill fort, are truly breathtaking, and well worth the climb. Above: Click to play a ‘Relive’ of the walk, and use the expand button to view in full-screen. The walks on this website are...
Threat of legal action

Threat of legal action

Above: I think the ‘No public right of way’ signs are fairly recent. They certainly weren’t there when I created the route, back in 2011. Page update: Click here to support the campaign to create a PRoW. I’ve had an email demanding...
A postcard history

A postcard history

Above: This postcard showing a group of children beside the gate leading into Goytclough, with a carriage full of tourists in the background, is one of my favourites. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for ages – create a video of the valley...
Life for the killers

Life for the killers

Above: The Manchester Evening News announces the verdict: Life for the three of the convicted murderers. The ring-leader, Murray, was sentenced at a later date. Above & below: click on either image to view a pdf of each page. Like many other lovers of...
Corbar to Erwood walk

Corbar to Erwood walk

Above: There’s some wonderful views across Buxton from Corbar Cross. I’ve just published walk 23 in the series; an eight-mile circular walk from Corbar Woods on the northern edge of Buxton to Errwood Reservoir, returning through Cavendish golf course. It...