Mick Mulcahy

Fighting for the right to ramble

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The right for working class people to roam Britain's countryside was won through struggle. Mick Mulcahy looks at why we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the mass trespass of Kinder Scout.

This month is the 80th anniversary of what is indisputably the most important event in the movement for free access to Britain's countryside. The mass trespass of Kinder Scout in Derbyshire's Peak District in April 1932 paved the way for the 1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act.

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