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Kinder Scout

At the head of the Vale of Edale, where the River Noe has its source, sits Kinder Scout, a moorland plateau which includes the highest point in the Peak District National Park, as well as in England except for the North York Moors and the Lake District (the latter has many peaks half again the height or more).


The Pennine Way, a walking route that goes all the way to the Scottish border, begins in Edale and crosses Kinder Scout. It was also the site of the famous mass trespass in 1932, where workers (principally from Manchester and Sheffield) converged in opposition to the heavily enforced exclusion of the public from large parts of the British countryside, which were maintained by wealthy landowners, often for pheasant hunting. This action saw the birth of the Ramblers Association and lead directly to the founding of the National Parks and, ultimately, The Countryside Rights of Way Act in the year 2000.


In the lower centre of the picture you can see the small village of Barber Booth.

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Taken on July 15, 2012