Landscapes of Freedom – Nick Hayes

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‘Landscapes of Freedom’ is a new local activist group bassed in Sussex, organising with and in support of the national Right to Roam campaign.

On 24th July, we, organised a mass trespass in Pangdean Bottom, on the South Downs. Together we roamed across a landscape owned by Brighton Council yet forbidden to us by pheasant shooting landowners. We were guided by poetry, music and speeches and came together for a wonderful picnic, where we celebrated our downland and one another’s company.

This is in the tradition of the campaign of peaceful mass trespasses that were organised to support government proposals for a limited right to roam in the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (2000) and in the tradition of the famous Kinder Scout mass trespass of 1932.

Beautiful photos of our trespass by Curtis James, Anna Montanari, Dominic Alves, and Landscapes of Freedom.

Beautiful artworks of our trespass by the artists Elin Cooper (left) and Holly Astle (right).

‘What the eye cannot see the heart cannot grieve over’
WE WANT OUR LANDSCAPE OF FREEDOM BACK!