In Monday's editorial, the Morning Star paid tribute to those who marched, climbed and walked up Kinder Scout in commemoration of those who forced a right of way for the people some 80 years ago.
Freedom to enjoy the British countryside is such a simple, basic, obvious right that most people today don't question where it came from.
They might assume it always existed or was dropped into our laps by a benevolent ruling class.
But the truth is very different.
Yesterday's re-enactment of the mass trespass at Kinder Scout was a reminder that the right to ramble had to be fought for - just like every other right enjoyed by ordinary people.
It came not from the landowners' kindness but from the bravery of men and women willing to risk their bodies and their freedom.
They met a ferocious counter-attack from a ruling class unwilling to concede one inch of ground - and they won.
They won so decisively that today it is often forgotten that the fight ever took place at all.
But it's not forgotten in the pages of this paper or in the left or the labour movement.
Nor do we forget that the men and women who led the fight were communists and socialists - just as in so many of the other great battles between the British people and our rulers.
So as spring gives way to summer, if you go out walking then tip a glass to Benny Rothman and the radical ramblers who won you that freedom.
And draw strength from it too. Because it's just one of the rights, alongside health care, education and pensions, that workers fought so hard to win - and that the Con-Dems are doing their level best to destroy.
If we don't defend them now then we face another almighty battle to win them back.