Hayfield WAW Launch – walk 3. Kinder Trespass Trail. 5 miles
August 31, 2019 10:30 AM – August 31, 2019
Contact: Julie Gough | Email: email@example.com | Phone: 07731644026 |
Follow in the footsteps of the Mass Trespassers, on the beautiful moorland of Kinder Scout.
In April 1932 over 400 people participated in a mass trespass onto Kinder Scout, a beautiful moorland plateau, the highest terrain in the Peak District. This historic event is widely credited with leading to: legislation in 1949 to establish the National Parks; the development of the Pennine Way and many other long distance footpaths; and securing walkers’ rights over open country and common land in the CROW Act of 2000.From the village hall, walk up Kinder Road to the Snake Path and follow it to Twenty Trees and the white Shooting Cabin. Then bear right towards Edale and contour high above the reservoir with great views of Kinder. Descend the steep path down to the small footbridge at the bottom of William Clough and then follow the path with the reservoir on your left, before reaching the tarmac approach road and then the Bowden Bridge car park and Kinder Road.
Approximate length of walk: 5 miles
Grade of walk: medium. Half the route is on rough moorland paths
Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Bring waterproofs (whatever the weather!), drinking water, and a packed lunch.
Parking is available at Hayfield Bus Station car park. Please do NOT park in the village itself. Use public transport where possible. Trains to New Mills, Stockport (Bus 358) or Glossop, Buxton (Buses 60 and 61).
Places are free but booking is essential.
Dogs are welcome.