Trespass Anniversary walks 2020

Sunday 26th April 2020,, Hayfield bus station car park, off New Mills Rd.

Hayfield Kinder Trespass Group will be celebrating the 88th anniversary of the 1932 Kinder Mass Trespass with a choice of guided walks, starting from Hayfield bus station/car park, at 10.00 am. Meet by the Trespass and Railway station information board, near the car park entrance.  

The routes are 4.5miles; 7miles; 10miles; and 2 miles easy/flat. 

The  main route is 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. There is an option to increase this to 7 miles in all, by detouring around the reservoir.

The 10 mile route goes up onto the western edge path, and could take 5-6 hours. This might be cancelled if weather conditions were unfavourable.

 A shorter flat route will be offered if there is sufficient interest. This is 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.  

More details of these routes are available in the Walks and Trails section of this website.

All are welcome, but come prepared with good footwear, waterproofs, food and drinks, etc.

This year we are being joined by 2 groups. The Chernobyl Childrens Project, Glossop and New Mills group, are organising sponsored walks on some of these routes – see their website if you are interested in joining in helping with their fundraising efforts:

 And the Ramblers One Step Walkers (Derby/Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire), are also planning to join us.

If any other organised groups plan to come along, please let us know via “Contact Us” on the website, so that we have an idea of overall numbers.

JH 12/03/2020