Rooted in Cumbria

The Federation of Cumbria Commoners is a member-led organisation dedicated to promoting commoning in Cumbria. Our overall aim is to maintain and improve the viability of hill farming on common land.

We want this website to:

  • Inform you about new issues in commoning
  • Let you know what we are doing
  • Make our voice heard all over the world and much more

common-land.com

Common Land in England

A new searchable database of all common land in England is now available on-line.

This website contains land records for nearly all parcels of registered common land in England, with additional data including location, area, extent of rights etc. The information was assembled between 1982 and 1993 as part of the biological survey of common land. You can search this database by simply typing in an area name in the search box at the top of the web page. You can search by district, parish, or county.

Hear about Common Land issues on Farming Today, Radio 4

This week, 30 April - 4 May, Farming Today on Radio 4 is covering issues around the theme of common land. The programme is aired from 5.45 - 6.00 am. If you are unable to listen to it then you can always listen again - click here for details http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qj8q

Hefted - a short DVD from Eden Arts

HEFTED is a film Eden Arts commissioned from Cumbrian production company Dreamtime Films. It is about how people, as well as sheep, feel a sense of belonging to their landscape. It is well worth a watch you can find it here: http://www.edenarts.co.uk/portfolio/hefted/

Woodland Owners Survey

The Independent Panel on Forestry Woodland Owners Survey is now live and can be found at http://www.sylva.org.uk/limesurvey/index.php?sid=44516&newtest=Y&lang=enIt will close on 7th May at 12 noon.

Countryside Code updated

Natural England has recently updated the Countryside Code.

The Code, which applies in England and Wales, makes it clear what the responsibilities are for both the public and the people who manage the land.

Code for land managers

3 sections of the Code are dedicated to land managers:

Know your rights, responsibilities and liabilities

Natural England scraps 50-year vision for uplands

The Federation of Cumbria Commoners welcomes the news that Natural England has abandoned its vision for England's uplands. We look forward to playing a key role in discussions about planning the future of the uplands.

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