Kinder trespass - Duke of Devonshire apologisessource OutdoorsMagic.com Apr/2002
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Interviewed in the Guardian yesterday, the Duke of Devonshire formally apologised to walkers for the attitude of his grandfather who owned part of Kinder at the time. The Duke believes that ramblers and grouse shooters can co-exist and is, apparently in favour of access to open country.
He says he is "'still horrified by the attitude of landowners at the time...in not allowing people to walk in open country and by the vicious sentences handed down by the trespassers".