Spirit of Kinder 2018
Some photos taken at the celebration that took place on the 21st April 2018 at the Friends Meeting House in Manchester.
Some of the guest speakers, from left to right: Yvonne Witter (Peak District Mosaic), Kate Ashbrook (Ramblers Chair), Margaret Manning (Manchester Area Chair), Maxwell Ayamba (Projects Manager for Sheffield Environmental Movement) and, standing, David Toft (Poet and Vice-Chair of Hayfield Parish Council). The other invited speakers were Jim Perrin (Rock Climber and Travel Writer) and Keith Warrender (Local Historian and Writer).
Attendees enjoyed informative displays at the back of the hall provided by the Ramblers, the National Trust, Peak District National Park, Sheffield Environmental Movement (SEM), Peak District Mosaic and the British Mountaineering Council (BMC).
The Ramblers' stand showed a selection of historical posters and information about the Trespass.
The Manchester Community Choir (Musical Director: Liz Powers) gave a wonderful performanace of songs which reflected the struggles of working people. The day culminated with a rousing community rendition of The Manchester Rambler led by local folk singer Jack Parker.
Bolton Group Leading the Way
An update on the petition to Protect the Lake District's World Heritage status
Over 300,000 people have now signed this petition (there's a link on our Links page under Campaigning). In addition, the National Trust has stated its support for a Traffic Regulation Order, see here.
National Parks 70th Anniversay
Ramblers were at Castleton to celebrate 70 years of the National Parks. The BBC were also there to record the event, which can be seen as part of the Countryfile programme scheduled to be shown on Sunday 7th April. Photos from the event can be found on our Events page.
Walk Ride GM
The Walk Ride GM Campaign was launched at the end of last year with the aim of making walking and cycling the natural choice for everyday journeys across Greater Manchester.
The Area expressed support for the initiative and we have been well represented at each of the two public meetings that have so far been held. A number of local groups have been established. A link to their web site can be found on our Links page under Campaigning.
Greater Manchester Spatial Framework - Ramblers Submission
Ramblers in the Greater Manchester and High Peak Area have responded to the consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – the GM plan for jobs, homes and the environment. To read our Submission, go to the Publications page.
Area Spring/Summer 2019 Programme
A PDF copy of the new area walks programme is available under the Publications page.
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