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Peak District Boundary Walk plaque unveiled

Friends of the Peak District volunteers and boundary walkers, gathered together with representatives from the Buxton Town Team, Buxton Vision, Peak & Northern Footpaths Society and the Peak District National Park Authority at the Kings Head pub on Buxton’s Market Place on Saturday morning as the Mayor of High Peak, Cllr Linda Grooby, unveiled the Peak District Boundary Walk plaque.

On a day of rare freezing rain, the weather couldn’t be more different from the hottest day of 2017 on Saturday 17th June, when the walk was ‘launched’ from the Market Place amid much fanfare and the presence of eight local mayors!

The 200-mile walk around the boundary of the national park starts and finishes in Buxton; and 19 Marstons pubs, including the Kings Head, are amongst the 35 stamping stations along the route, so it is fitting that the plaque is located on the pub wall.

Chris Heard, Chair of the Friends, helped the Mayor unveil the plaque using an unusual walk themed ‘veil’ – a rucksack and climbing rope. “We’re very proud of the boundary walk which encourages visitors to different, far flung areas of the national park” said Chris. “And we’re grateful to the Peak & Northern Footpaths Society who have supported it with this great plaque”. 

The plaque, in the same design as the famous PNFS footpaths signs seen throughout the north of England, was made locally by Leander Architectural.