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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.

Become a Path Checker!

The Peak & Northern Footpaths Society has developed a system, called Path Checkers, for reporting ROW problems using the latest technology. For details, see the link on the Events page, or click here.

 

Footpath Improvement in Redisher Wood

In a collaborative project involving East Lancs LDWA, Bury Council and the Ramblers, the southern end of a path through Redisher Wood (Ramsbottom) has been improved by staircasing. For details, see the link on the Events page, or click here.

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