EIGHTY members of the Mid-Cheshire Footpath Society gathered at Willington Hall to toast their Golden Jubilee.
The group, formed in 1961, enjoyed a lunch and a celebration cake shaped as a stile in the countryside.
Many named trails and long distance footpaths in Cheshire were created by the Society, and part of their activities include checking signs and waymarks, clipping back overgrown stiles, and reporting major obstructions to the relevant Councils.
For 50 years they have also helped to look after and protect the Public Rights of Way.
Society Chairman, Janet Ford, who spoke about its founding and development over 50 years, said last week’s celebration was a happy occasion.
“We all enjoyed a delicious lunch at Willington Hall and recalled past members, and the many happy walks we have all shared,” she said.
“We also saw a display of early archive material, and many photographs of the Society in action over the years.”
She added: “We currently have 457 members of the Footpath Society, of whom 60 are affiliated Parish Councils, with whom we work closely.
“But we always welcome new members, so please do come and meet us all!”