The right to swim: mass trespass of Kinder reservoir planned

Ninety years ago, Peak District ramblers defied the law to push for open access. This Sunday wild swimmers take their own stand

At 2pm on 24 April 1932, hundreds of rebellious ramblers descended on Kinder Scout, Derbyshire’s highest point, to “take action to open up the fine country at present denied us”.

Six people were arrested at what became known as the Kinder mass trespass, which established the principle of open access land and laid the foundations for the UK’s first national park, the Peak District.

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