On 24th July 2021, we held a mass trespass in Pangdean Bottom, on the Brighton 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 1990s 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 both the famous Kinder Scout mass trespass of 1932 and the mass trespass on Winter Hill in 1896, which attended by 10,000! https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/09/remembering-winter-hill-britains-biggest-mass-trespass
Beautiful photos of our trespass by Curtis James, Kim Turner, Anna Montanari, Dominic Alves, and Landscapes of Freedom.