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

Minchinhampton Retrospective Compensation Scheme

Many of you will have received letters from the RPA saying that your application for compensation has been successful, or for some, unsuccessful. You should also receive payment and a remittance advice soon. We understand that the RPA will not be able to provide a detailed breakdown of how the payment is calculated.

Michael Gove sets out his vision on the future of our natural environment

For what it's worth you can read Michael Gove's recent speech (21st July) : The Unfrozen Moment - Delivering A Green Brexit here

Proud and delighted that the Lake District is to be a world heritage site.

The Federation of Cumbria Commoners is delighted that the Lake District National Park is to be a world heritage site.

Response from MoD to objections to de-register Warcop Common

We have received a copy of the MoD's solicitor reply to all the representations to their applciation to deregister Murton, Hilton and Warcop commons.

Lake District National Park decides to lease Glenridding common to John Muir Trust

We are disappointed that the Members of the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) voted in favour of leasing Glenridding Common for a three-year term subject to agreement and signing of the lease. Given that the Federation was the only organisation objecting to this proposal, their decision was hardly surprising.

Federation objects to MoD's application to de-register Hilton, Murton and Warcop commons

We have just sent in our objection letter to Cumbria Council. It reads as follows:

Dear Mrs Bainbridge,

Applications to Deregister Common Land: CA14/3: Murton Common (CL76), CA14/4 Hilton Common (CL27) and Burton and Warcop Fell Common (CL122)

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