Kinder Trespass 90th Anniversary Walk
On April 24th 1932, Manchester activist Benny Rothman led a group of over 400 ramblers onto Kinder Scout, the highest terrain in the Peak District. This act of defiance against stubborn and often violent gamekeepers marked a turning point in British history which set the foundations for our right to roam.
The Trespass has since been credited with impacting 1949 legislation to establish National Parks, developing the Pennine Way and a multitude of long-distance footpaths, and establishing the rights of walkers to roam over open country and common land outlined by the C.R.O.W Act of 2000.
Representing class struggles, the freedom to walk on common land, and the drive of Rothman who continued rambling into his eightieth year, the Kinder Mass Trespass is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2022. Below are a few of the ways you can get involved. Read our Spring Newsletter if you would like to learn more about the Trespass.
- Manchester Friends of the Earth is joining a ramble up Kinder Scout in celebration of this historic event on Sunday 24th April 2022.
- Patagonia in conjunction with CloudWater Brew Co. have brewed a Pale Ale to mark the occasion, Rambling with Reason.
- Catch the performance of Three Acres and a Cow at the Methodist Central Hall on Friday 22nd April – Details here.