The Downfall (revisited)

Landscape and MemoryWrapped in luminous cloud, pushed by the wind, we walk up out of Hayfield in the steps of the glorious trespass, April 1932…

The fifth (and final) work to develop from this year’s Seven Wonders collaborations revisits the site(s) of a notable physical and cultural landmark of the Peak District: Kinder Scout. The Downfall (revisited) comprises two new paintings by Paul Evans and two excerpts from a new work by Peter Riley (The Ascent of Kinder Scout), marking 80 years since the mass trespass that eventually led to the ‘right to roam’ being legislated in the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

Kinder Downfall is the tallest waterfall in the Peak District, with a fall of 30 metres. The waterfall was formerly known as Kinder Scut, and it is from this that the Kinder plateau derives its name. You can read Peter Riley’s texts and view Paul Evans’ paintings here.