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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.

Changes to Printed Walks Programme

The 15th May longer walk will be led by Frank Heywood.

The 22nd May shorter walk will use the 10.49 train from Piccadilly.

The 2 June Sunday walk will use the 10.56 train from Victoria.


The Ramblers are an active partner in the 5th Greater Manchester Walking Festival which is now in full swing

A brochure containing over 400 free led walks throughout May can be downloaded from here.

TfGM are hosting the search function for the brochure. From here you can search for a walk by date, grading or location.

Progress on walks or information about walks in specific areas is posted on the GM Walking Festival Facebook page. The @GMwalkingFest Twitter page has up to date comments, photos and news from across Greater Manchester. #GMWalkingFestival Please do visit these pages and use these social media channels to generate wider awareness across Greater Manchester.


Spirit of Kinder 2019 Photos

A page of photos from the event held in April is listed under Events, or can be accessed directly from here.

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