Shawstile holloway

Shawstile holloway

Above: This view across the reservoir has only opened up since the felling of the fir trees. I’ve circled the junction of the twin tracks, with the ancient holloway running up the slope on the right. The recent felling of the fir trees on the western slopes...
Long Hill mystery

Long Hill mystery

Above; Don asks whether anyone knows what might once have been here, at the junction of the Long Hill road and Goyt’s Lane. I’ve recently moved back to Buxton, which is the reason for the recent flurry of posts as I try to catch up with all the projects...
Packhorse routes

Packhorse routes

Above: A Victorian illustration of a 16th century packhorse train making its way across the Pennines. The bells hanging above the horses’ panniers could be heard from some distance. Above: This 17th century map shows Goyt’s Bridge as Goythowses (click to...
The John Turner Stone

The John Turner Stone

Above: Photo by Simon Butler. Above: The reverse of the stone (click to enlarge). Just who was the lady who left a frozen footprint in the snow beside the dead body? (Photo Dr. Tony Shaw.) Above: A wonderful woodcut illustration of Saltersford Hall Farm by Howard...