Walkers have the chance to follow in some influential footprints this weekend.Trespassers set off for Kinder

The Peak District town of New Mills will be alive with history as politicians, comedians, actors, campaigners and just bog-standard ramblers converge to celebrate the anniversary of the Kinder Scout mass trespass.

Trespassers set off for Kinder, April 1932

It’s 75 years since Benny Rothman and his shabby horde of young walkers confronted the establishment on the slopes of the Peak’s highest hill and set in motion events that still resonate. Tony Blair’s favourite, Environment Secretary David Miliband, tops a bill that includes Mike Harding, the chair of Government agency Natural England Sir Martin Doughty and Ramblers’ Association chair Kate Ashbrook.

There’s a brand-new Trespass Trail to follow and lots of entertainment, with guided walks and plenty of fun based around New Mills town hall and the nearby town of Hayfield, the starting point for the 1932 trespass.

For a view of what the event’s all about, the background to the trespass and its ramifications, read grough’s feature on the 1932 events .

We’ve also compiled a guide to what’s happening this weekend, check out our comprehensive listing and our links to the background in our features section.