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Starting Place of the Mass trespass of Kinder Scout

Bowden Bridge Quarry Hayfield

Written by David

Last Modified Saturday 29th December 2018

In 1932 three groups of walkers (mainly from the neighbouring cities) numbering over 400 started a mass trespass of Kinder Scout. The main group started at Bowden Bridge Quarry in Hayfield.

The trespass was a protest fro the right to roam over open countryside owned by wealthy landowners.

On the day of the trespass minor scuffles took place against walkers and the gamekeepers who blocked their way.

We now enjoy the right to roam under the Countryside and Rights of Way (CROW) Act 2000 thanks to the Ramblers association campaign which started here.

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