Kinder Trespass tea towel

100% Organic Cotton
Made in the UK
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  • Sturdy half panama unbleached US cotton (48cm x 70cm)
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Includes hanging loop
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Delivery with Royal Mail, free on orders over £35
  • 100-day money back guarantee if you change your mind

Fight for your right to roam! I On the 24th April, 1932, around 500 walkers, mostly from Manchester, carried out a wilful mass trespass on land on Kinder Scout, a summit in the English Peak District. This area was considered private land, held under the tight grip of the wealthy aristocracy, and these people were protesting the lack of public access to the British countryside.

By 1932, calls for a “right to roam” had been been made for years, but the Trespass was a seminal moment in this struggle about competing freedoms and class. Why should the common man be denied the right to enjoy the beautiful countryside as much as the landowning class could? This is the question the ramblers were demanding answers to.

Although trespass was not then considered a crime, the walkers were stopped by the local police force, and five were even arrested for alleged violence. This caused the pressure for public access to grow even stronger, and arguably, it was the events of this trespass that led to the creation of National Parks in 1949 and the establishment of long-distance footpaths such as the Pennine Way. The ultimate aim to gain unfettered access to open countryside was achieved through the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, a promise in Labour's 1997 election manifesto. You can read more about the Kinder Trespass and its impact on our blog post here! 

So, why not unfurl this tea towel the next time you're picnicking and enjoying your right to roam in the great outdoors? 

We are indebted to the illustrator Stephen Millership for this gorgeous design.


Half Panama unbleached organic cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees centigrade max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.

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  • 5
    Excellent efficient delivery, tea towel is lovely, with strong message!

    Posted by Jean Gooch-Hammal on 29th Nov 2021

    Walked in the Peak District for years, always thank the brave people who made this possible !

  • 5
    Kinder trespass tea towel

    Posted by Steve Hird on 29th Nov 2021

    This is one of 4 tea towels I bought which are still in their packaging because I bought them to send as Christmas presents. But I have no doubt that they are of superb quality and will provide many hours of informed washing-up drying. I also really like your frequent newsy emails and particularly valued the one about long-term caring for the tea towels to preserve their colour, etc. Good work, keep it up!!