Mass Trespass July 2021 Brighton Downs

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 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.

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