Kinder 81: THE SPIRIT OF KINDER
SPIRIT OF KINDER LIVES ON
The first in what is hoped will be an annual celebration of Kinder Scout and the Mass Trespass was held at New Mills Town Hall on Saturday, April 27, 2013.
The occasion marked the launch of a Friends of Kinder Trespass scheme by the Kinder Visitor Centre Group, of Hayfield, which has long-term plans for a trespass visitor centre in Hayfield.
The Kinder & High Peak Advisory Group decided that such was the enthusiasm engendered by the 80th anniversary celebrations last year, the event should become annual to keep the Spirit of Kinder and the trespass alive.
The main speaker at New Mills was the Ramblers president and Open Spaces Society secretary Kate Ashbrook. Keith Warrender, publisher of The Battle for Kinder Scout book, gave an illustrated talk on the history of the trespass and Jon Stewart, manager of the National Trustís Peak District estate which includes Kinder Scout, reflected on the Trustís 30 years of ownership of the iconic mountain.
Among the organisations attending are the Ramblers (National, Sheffield and Manchester); Sheffield Campaign for Access to Moorland; Peak & Northern Footpath Society; British Mountaineering Council; the National Trust; Peak District National Park Authoity; Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation; Moors for the Future, Friends of the Peak District (CPRE) and Mosaic community champions.