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Trespass Trail: celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 1932 Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout



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Sir Martin Doughty, Roly Smith
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Inaugural walk information April 2007

The Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout 75 years ago has been described as the most significant event in the century-old battle for the Right to Roam on Britainís mountains and moors, a right now enshrined in the 2000 Countryside and Rights of Way Act.

On the weekend of April 21-22, 2007, ramblers from all over Britain congregated at the former mill town of New Mills to celebrate the 75th anniversary of that iconic and pivotal event.

Among the features of the weekend was the inauguration of the 14-mile Trespass Trail following in the footsteps of the trespassers, the idea of New Mills man and first chairman of Natural England, Sir Martin Doughty.

There were exhibitions in New Mills at Central Station and the Heritage Centre. At the Town Hall a gala event celebrated the Trespass with New Mills Band and some well known personalities. In addition, the High Peak Community Arts Group performed a community play titled 'On Common Ground' with local people and schoolchildren, for performance later in the summer.

Paths Covered by this Publication:

23 km / 14 miles

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