Kinder Mass Trespass 80 Celebrations

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Friday 20 April 2012

A week of nearly 30 walks, talks and other events in and around the Peak District is planned to mark the 80th anniversary of the Mass Trespass.

The iconic event on April 24, 1932, in which five ramblers were imprisoned for walking on the moors while protesting for the right to have open access to the countryside had a far-reaching impact.

A few weeks later 10,000 ramblers – the largest number in history – assembled for an access rally in the Winnats Pass, near Castleton, and the pressure for greater access continued to grow.

Eventually, it led to legislation in 1949 to establish the National Parks, and to walkers' rights over open country and common land in 2000. The Peak District National Park was the first national park to be created in 1951.

A range of events are planned to mark the 80th anniversary. Full details of the Kinder 80 festival can be found at (external website, opens new window).

This is an archived press release

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