It’s hard to believe that, less than a century ago, workers were denied access to the Peak – the beautiful heather moorland was reserved for rich people to shoot Grouse. But in 1932, workers from Sheffield and Manchester organised a mass trespass of Kinder Scout to demand access to the countryside. Their actions led to the opening of the countryside to everyone, and ultimately the founding of the National Parks.
Join us for a celebration of what organised workers can achieve, and help SNAP raise money to fund organising in 2021 and beyond.
*Raising money* : This is a fundraiser, so donate £20 or even better, get sponsored!
*Meet* : Saturday 11am outside Old Nags Head. Grindsbrook Booth, Edale, Derbyshire, S33 7ZD
*Route* : Mixture of paved footpaths & steep rocky inclines. About 10k / 7 miles. Estimated time 3h30min with stops for snacks and snaps. View route here: https://ridewithgps.com/
*Parking* : Next to the village hall at S33 7ZP. Cost is £5 for up to 10 hours. Relatively limited spaces.
*Train* : Sheffield 10.14 > Edale 10.47. Trains are every hour back.
*What to bring* :
Decent shoes that you don’t mind getting a little muddy.
Sensible clothes & jacket in case it rains (forecast isn’t looking too bad, but this is the Peak!)
Nibbles to keep you going / packed lunch
Mask in case you need it for transport or in a shop
We are hoping that everyone can grab a pint &/or food afterwards at the Ramblers Inn in Edale. The pub has a large beer garden and is ideal for COVID safety. However we can’t book for large groups during COVID, so we will sit in small groups where we can find tables.
Although this is a relatively COVID-safe activity, please ensure you keep sensible! Maintain social distancing of 2m on the walk and when gathering at the start / end. Avoid contact with each other and don’t share water or food.