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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.

Notice of 2020 AGM

The 2020 AGM will take place on Saturday 21st March at Cross Street Chapel. To see the notice and agenda, go to the Publications page.


Don't Lose Your Way Campaign Promoted on TV by MAD Walkers

Two members of the MAD (Manchester and District) group were on Breakfast TV on Tuesday 11th February promoting the Ramblers' Don't Lose Your Way campaign. The 5-minute clip is available from Margaret Manning's Facebook page here.


Area Walk Public Transport Details

A reminder to check times and stations as some have changed since the printing of the Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 Area Programme, see Area Walks.


Stepping Out for Carers

Jack Coupe has written again about a day out walking, this time in Alexandra Park. To read his blog, click here.


Do you have a Concessionary Travel Pass?

If you have a TfGM-issued pension-age concessionary pass or a Women's Concessionary Travel pass, to continue to benefit from unlimited off-peak travel on trams and trains in Greater Manchester after 1st February 2020, you will need to pay an annual £10 fee. To find out more, visit the TfGM website here.

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