Trespass Trails Guided Walks – 29th April 2018

Organised by Hayfield Kinder Trespass Group

  • There are 4 walks planned, all of which start from the bus station car park in Hayfield, at 10.30am. Meet near the railway station information board.
  • These walks should cater for a wide range of ability, from 2 miles mostly on flat roads, to 8 miles of rugged moorland with 2000 feet of climbing.
  • All of them take in information boards and other installations which give information about the mass trespass of 1932, and its importance in achieving access for all to moorlands such as these around Hayfield.

Walk 1

Two miles at a very leisurely pace, for those not fit or confident enough to walk on the moors. To Bowden Bridge car park, via Valley Road and the campsite, returning on Kinder Road.

Walk 2

Four and a half miles of walking, about half of it on moorland, at a moderate pace, climbing about 500 feet. Up the Snake Path, past Twenty Trees and on to the Shooting Cabin. From there views open up over Kinder reservoir and on to the Kinder plateau, looking down on the area where the trespass occurred, before returning on a lower path past the reservoir which leads to Kinder Road and a fairly flat return to the village.

Walk 3

This is a longer version of route 2, amounting to around 6 miles. When reaching William Clough bridge, at the far end of the reservoir, this walk goes off on a loop around the other side of the reservoir, on moorland paths with some more climbing. The return to the village is via Kinder Road.

Walk 4

Eight miles of strenuous upland walking, climbing 2000 feet and including several miles on the exposed Kinder Edge path. Allow 5 hours, and come properly equipped with boots, warm and waterproof clothing, food and drinks. From William Clough bridge the route goes up Sandy Heys, a mile long 1000 foot climb to reach the edge path. Then south along the plateau edge, passing Kinder river and the Downfall, Redbrook, the Trig point at Kinder Low End, before descending back to the village.

Let us know if you are coming

It would be very helpful to us if you could let us know if you plan to join us, and which of the walks you are interested in. Then we can make sure we have enough helpers to assist with guiding the walks. Just Contact us.


  • Walks 1 and 2 are described and illustrated in our walks booklet Trespass Trails. This is currently being expanded and reprinted, and should be available to purchase on the day, price £2-50.
  • There is a third walk in the booklet, which is similar to Walk 4 in today’s programme, but is about a mile and a half longer as it goes onto Kinder via William Clough and Ashop Head, rather than Sandy Heys.
  • If there are any queries, please Contact us.