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

Warcop consultation flawed

MOD undertook a public consultation between May and July this year on its proposal to revise two undertakings given in respect of land at Warcop Training Area. The Federation was not invited to take part in the consultation/ comment on the proposals. We heard about it through a solicitor in  Appleby after the end of the consultation period. 

New revised edition of a Common Purpose guide is out

Millions of people have a stake in common land.  There are 7,000 commons in England covering nearly 400,000 ha, ranging from the highest mountains to the heart of towns and cities.

Visitors from Ireland and Wales

The Federation hosted two groups of visitors this summer keen to learn about how we manage our commons. Despite the really wet summer, we had glorious weather for both visits.

Dairy farmers must be paid more for their milk

Please sign the epetion link below

The campaign for asulam in the Farmers Guardian

See the two articles published in the Farmer's Guardian for a view about the campaign to maintain a supply of asulam products for bracken control:

Non-food crops herbicide derogation campaign (6 July)

Rethink strategies to control weed threat (8 July)

Natural England calls for evidence in second phase of uplands review

Natural England has issued a further call for evidence as part of a wide-ranging review into land management, biodiversity and ecosystem services in the uplands.  Views and contributions are being sought from upland land managers, land owners, industry, academic, scientific and third sector groups.

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