Spirit of Kinder 2018

Details of this year’s Spirit of Kinder event, issued by The Ramblers:

Come and join us to celebrate the Spirit of Kinder

When: Saturday April 21st, 1.15 – 4 pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester

Hear speakers tell us about walking in the past and what the future holds:

Jim Perrin: one of Britain’s finest outdoor essayist” according to Robert Macfarlane. He is Manchester-born, radically left-wing, a prolific author, the Guardian country diarist for Wales, and a TGO columnist. In earlier years he was one of Britain’s leading rock-climbers. A close friend of Benny Rothman, he has had a passion for the Peakland moors since his early teens.

Keith Warrender: a leading expert on the Trespass and has been giving talks on the Kinder Trespass for nearly forty years. He writes and publishes books about the local history of Manchester, Cheshire and the Peak District, and published Benny Rothman’s account of the Trespass.

Kate Ashbrook is a vice-president of the Ramblers, general secretary of the Open Spaces Society, vice-chair of the Campaign for National Parks and patron of the Walkers Are Welcome Towns Network. She was in the vanguard of the campaign for greater access to open country in England and Wales, and she continues to champion people’s rights to enjoy paths and open spaces in town and country.

Maxwell Ayamba is a journalist, academic, and activist who has over 18 years of practical experience working directly with people from minority ethnic communities to promote access to and participation in the natural environment. The play Black Men Walking is based on his work in Sheffield.

  • Watch a short film Mass Trespass which gives a flavour of the event and trial.
  • Join us in a rendition of… yes you guessed it – ‘The Manchester Rambler’ and hear Manchester Community Choir.
  • Come and see some displays about the history of the trespass and what local groups are doing now about the problems of access.
  • Have some refreshments and meet other walkers and campaigners and learn how you could get involved.
  • Tell your friends and colleagues and get them to come along.