A group of enthusiasts has announced an annual celebration of one of the pivotal moments in outdoors history.
The Spirit of Kinder Day will take place in April, marking the mass trespass on the Peak District’s highest hill which played a key part in the movement for public access to Britain’s uplands.
The Kinder & High Peak Advisory Group, which organised last year’s anniversary celebrations of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass, said it wanted the annual event to keep the spirit of the trespass alive.
Kinder 80 group chairman Roly Smith said: “The amount of interest in our event last year convinced us that we should have an annual event to keep this tremendous interest going.
“So we are proposing an annual Spirit of Kinder Day, the first of which will take place at New Mills on 27 April, close to the 81st anniversary of the trespass.
“It is envisaged that this annual event will take place at different venues in and around the Peak every year, building up to the next major anniversary in 2022.”
The main speaker at New Mills will be the Ramblers president and Open Spaces Society secretary Kate Ashbrook.
Keith Warrender, publisher of The Battle for Kinder Scout book, will also give an illustrated talk on the history of the trespass and Jon Stewart, manager of the National Trust’s Peak District estate which includes Kinder Scout, will reflect on the Trust’s 30 years of ownership of the iconic mountain.
Among the organisations expected to attend are the Ramblers; Sheffield Campaign for Access to Moorland; Peak & Northern Footpath Society; British Mountaineering Council; the National Trust; Peak District National Park Authority; Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation; Moors for the Future, Friends of the Peak District and Mosaic community champions.
The occasion will also see the launch of a Friends of Kinder Trespass membership organisation by the Kinder Visitor Centre Group, of Hayfield, which has long-term plans for a trespass visitor centre in Hayfield.
More details of the event will appear later on the Kinder Trespass website.