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Kinder Scout Mass Trespass

March 12, 2013




The first in what is hoped will be an annual celebration of Kinder Scout and the Mass Trespass will be held at New Mills Town Hall on Saturday, April 27 2013.

The Kinder & High Peak Advisory Group has decided that such was the enthusiasm engendered by the 80th anniversary celebrations last year,  the event should become annual to keep the spirit of Kinder and the trespass alive.

Kinder 80 group chairman Roly Smith said: “The amount of interest in our event last year convinced us that we should have an annual event to keep this tremendous interest going.  So we are proposing an annual Spirit of Kinder Day, the first of which will take place at New Mills on April 27, close to the 81st anniversary of the trespass.

“It is envisaged that this annual event will take place at different venues in and around the Peak every year, building up to the next major anniversary in 2022.”

The main speaker at New Mills will be the Ramblers president and Open Spaces Society secretary Kate Ashbrook. Keith Warrender, publisher of The Battle for Kinder Scout book, will also give an illustrated talk on the history of the trespass and Jon Stewart, manager of the National Trust’s Peak District estate which includes Kinder Scout, will reflect on the Trust’s 30 years of ownership of the iconic mountain.
Among the organisations expected to attend are the Ramblers (National, Sheffield and Manchester); Sheffield Campaign for Access to Moorland; Peak & Northern Footpath Society; British Mountaineering Council; the National Trust;  Peak District National Park Authoity; Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation; Moors for the Future, Friends of the Peak District (CPRE) and Mosaic community champions.

The occasion will also mark the launch of a Friends of Kinder Trespass membership organisation by the Kinder Visitor Centre Group, of Hayfield, which has long-term plans for a trespass visitor centre in Hayfield.

For more details and further information on the Spirit of Kinder Day, see the website

9 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2013 9:06 pm

    I think it’s time they moved it from Kinder Scout and had some mass trespasses in some of the areas you’ve been documenting lately where new ‘landowners’ are paying people to help them divert footpaths and keep people away from their land instead of just buying a properly away from public rights of way!

    • May 2, 2013 11:59 am

      Dear moutaincoward,

      Ithink so too!


  2. March 12, 2013 11:03 pm

    I would second the thought of spreading the trespass movement around to new pastures while likewise keeping the original move enshrined in memory by an actual, yearly walk!

  3. March 13, 2013 8:22 am

    Yes, agrre with that.

  4. March 13, 2013 8:56 pm

    I’d be quite keen to join in if it was somewhere which needed ‘breaking in’ as it were 🙂

    • May 2, 2013 11:57 am

      Dear mountaincoward,

      Yeah, I should think so. NOT


  5. March 14, 2013 7:58 am

    Yes, will do something on that soon

  6. May 2, 2013 11:54 am

    I don’t get anything about this trespass stuff. Can you give me some more info please?

  7. May 2, 2013 2:45 pm

    Hi Luke. Lots of background on the Kinder Scout site.

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