Team to assist at memorial walk

On Sunday 11th October a series of guided walks are to be led around Hayfield and Kinder as a tribute to the late Sir Martin Doughty.Martin-Doughty

Sir Martin had been Leader of Derbyshire County Council, founding Chairman of Natural England and Chairman of the Peak District National Park Authority and the Association of National Park Authorities.  He sadly succumbed to cancer in March at the age of 59. 

The 11th October would have been Martin’s 60th birthday and as a tribute to a man who was passionate about all things wild and environmental, Natural England, The National Trust, Derbyshire County Council and The Peak District National  Authority, are jointly planning five different commemorative walks suitable for all abilities.  All walkers will meet at New Mills Town Hall at 10.00 am for the unveiling of a commemorative sundial.  Some will then be taken by coach to Snake Summit for the start of the longer walk whist others will start their walk from the Town Hall.

Three Peak District mountain rescue teams will be on hand in the event of any mishap with Buxton team taking responsibility for the areas around Kinder Low and Swines Back.  Buxton MRT is pleased to be involved in an event which will celebrate the life of a great worker for the cause of preserving our landscape and our freedom to enjoy it.

For full details of the walks and other events visit http://www.naturalengland.org.uk

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    Note to BMRT Chairman from Martin Doughty’s partner:

    I want to thank you so much for all the fantastic organisation and support provided by you and jointly on the ground by the three mountain rescue teams, last Sunday 11th October as part of the commemorative day for Martin.

    It was an amazing day and we were very grateful for all that you and your colleagues did.

    I was late coming down from Kinder as it was one of my older friends who fell on the descent from Red Brook and I was able to witness first hand just how thorough and professional your colleagues were in assessing him and supporting him down the mountain.

    My friend and his wife have said they will be donating to the Mountain Rescue service as a result.

    I also want to say how impressed many of us were to see how all the services from different organisations worked so fluently and professionally together.

    Please will you pass on our sincere thanks as a family to all members of the mountain rescue teams, and thank you again for your co-ordination of the services on the day.

    Kindest regards
    Gilly

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