Daily Telegraph 20th September 2004 - Right to Roam
12:04PM BST - Thursday, 28 October 2004
Contributed by: Anonymous
400 guests including 3 MPs ( but not the Minister Alun Michael ) attended an event in the Derbyshire Peak District National Park . Under the Act more than 190 square miles of the Peak District , much of which is owned by the water and poer company is open to public access . Among the guests was JOHN BUNTING , 87, a former Sheffield steel worker " I have been walking since I was 2 and been involved in mass tresspasses since I was a teenager , but I thought this time would never arrive. It is something we have worked so hard for and I am so proud that we have got there in the end. "