New book shines spotlight on Kinder Scout

Vertebrate Publishing has released Kinder Scout: the peoples mountain by photographer John Beatty and writer Ed Douglas. Photo: John Coefield.
Vertebrate Publishing has released Kinder Scout: the peoples mountain by photographer John Beatty and writer Ed Douglas. Photo: John Coefield.

A launch event has taken place to mark the release of 'Kinder Scout: the people’s mountain'.

Containing 140 stunning full-colour photographs, the new book reveals the social, political, cultural and ecological developments which have shaped the physical and human landscape of the Peak District's highest point.

The book launch at the Outside Cafe in Hathersage. Photo: John Coefield.

The book launch at the Outside Cafe in Hathersage. Photo: John Coefield.

It has been produced by photographer John Beatty and writer Ed Douglas, and released by Vertebrate Publishing.

Topics covered by the book include conservation and the environment; rambling, climbing and other outdoor pursuits; the women’s suffrage movement, industry and aviation; land ownership and the Kinder Mass Trespass of 1932.

It was launched during an event at the Outside Cafe in Hathersage last month.

For more information, visit www.v-publishing.co.uk.

The book launch at the Outside Cafe in Hathersage. Photo: John Coefield.

The book launch at the Outside Cafe in Hathersage. Photo: John Coefield.