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Spirit of Kinder 2019

Despite gale force winds and torrential rain, the 2019 Spirit of Kinder was celebrated at Castleton on 27th April.

There was a short walk up to Winnats Pass, site of many rallies in the days of mass trespasses and campaigns for access.

Walkers in Winnats Pass


Walking in the rain

The walk was followed by a rally at the Peveril Centre. Speakers included Ruth George (MP for High Peak) and Lynn Robinson (BMC President).

Jarvis Cocker was a surprise guest speaker, and recalled childhood memories of visiting the Peak District.

Jarvis Cocker and Stuart Maconie

Jarvis, above in suitable militant mode with Ramblers President, Stuart Maconie, is leading the National Trustís project to celebrate the mass trespass (as part of their Peopleís Landscapes national theme) by connecting with Sheffield communities, schools and youth clubs.

Group and Banner

The photo above shows, kneeling, Maxwell Ayamba and Roly Smith. Ruth George is next to Jarvis. On the far right is Lynn Robinson. Margaret, Mags and Salle (GM and High Peak Area) are also in the shot.

Area Sunday Walks Latest

Although there is now an upper limit of 30 walkers allowed on each walk, some walks are restricted to fewer available places. See the walk descriptions for details of numbers and other advice.


Discovering Manchester with the Ramblers

Sam Duffy's move from London coincided with the Covid outbreak but she was still able to discover local walks and make friends in, what for her, is a totally new area. You can read Sam's inspiring blog here.


Stepping Out with Carers Latest Videos

Whilst walks with the Carers were not possible due to Covid 19 restrictions, Stepping Out has been Zooming in with several videos. See local Ramblers members on film. The latest with Hayley Lever, from Greater Manchester Moving, features Jack, one of the Manchester Carers who walks with us and Margaret from M&S Ramblers. The first with Clare Balding also includes Manchester, Bury and Salford carers and M&S Rambler volunteers. Click here.

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