"Turning Trespass from a Crime into a Right" Right to Roam Campaign

Monday, October 10, 2022

If you've taken a walk in England chances are you've seen a sign that says "private property" or "trespassers will be persecuted". Turns out over 90% of the land in England is in private hands and our access to the green and pleasant lands are minimal.  So how do we get it back?

This week on the show we are joined by Right to Roam campaigners Nadia Shaikh and Harry Jenkinson. We discuss the history of Right to Roam campaign and the trespassing laws, why the language of trespass is framed against the working class, the hypocrisies of  government ministers on access rights and why connecting back to the land is so important in building the climate coalition.


The New Enclosure by Brett Christophers

The Twitter thread on mass trespass that inspired this episode


Shout Outs

Indigenous peoples stewarding 85% of all biodiversity in the world and Evie Muir (@xeviemuir) from Peaks of Colour (@PeaksOfColour)

Lilly Hill - save Rybanks Fields. You can read her brilliant article for GND Media on saving Rybank HERE

Ruth Sullivan - GRT activist

Our very own Dan Weegmann (@DanLdnMcr) for his cracking design work.