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Kinder Scout – I was moved and amazed

General Posted on Fri, October 25, 2019 21:35:44

The People’s Mountain

Thanks to Andy to have re-acquainted me with this beautiful place where you can lose yourself.

In case you’re not on Twitter:

Kinder Scout: The People’s Mountain – Ed Douglas and John Beatty

General Posted on Sat, September 14, 2019 18:40:41

Off the Shelf event on 25 October at 7:00pm:

The Dorothy Fleming Lecture Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University

Charles Street, Sheffield S1 2NH

Radio 4 Open Country – Jarvis Cocker’s Edale

General Posted on Sat, September 07, 2019 12:59:45

Radio 4 Open Country – Jarvis Cocker’s Edale

This morning Open Country episode had Jarvis Cocker talking about the “Be Kinder” trail which was created to mark the 1932 mass trespass on Kinder Scout:

He had some quite interesting companions, from Maxine Peake to Magid Magid!

Just some quotes:

Maxine Peake: “…the countryside is a great leveller…”

Gordon Miller, a local former ranger:

“Kinder is one of the last few English wilderness areas left…, open space…., sense of freedom…”,

“…the Peak District has got an intimacy about it …a place you can find yourself…”

Jarvis Cocker:

“… describing Kinder, leaves me lost for words…”,

“… the more you walk in a place the more it will open itself to you and reveal its beauty…”