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Coombes Dale 1.

Survival Bag.
Our Group is now in possession of a Survival Bag, kindly donated by Maggy Overson. Maggy was prompted to provide this following the accident to Anne Cottrell.
The plan is for the walk leader to carry the bag in their rucksack, to keep the casualty warm and dry until professional help arrives.

Printed on the bag is the International Distress Signal, which we should all be familiar with. Apologies to those who know the procedure already:

''In the event of accident or illness in the mountains and help being required, give the International Distress Signal:
Six blasts on a whistle or six shouts or six flashes of a torch, followed by a one-minute pause, then the same again.
If your signals are received, there should be an answering whistle - three blasts, a one-minute pause, then three more blasts, repeated several times.
Unless you require assistance, do not do anything that could be mistaken for a distress signal.''



Decision of the EGM of The Longdendale & Glossopdale Footpaths Preservation Society.

At an EGM held on 12th January 2018, The Longdendale & Glossopdale Footpaths Preservation Society was formally wound up. The residual assets were donated to The Peak and Northern Footpath Society, and Glossop Mountain Rescue.

A group of ex-members will continue to organise the longer Saturday walks as an informal group, and this web site will be modified and used as a means of disseminating information about future walks.

See Programme page for details of the next walk.