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

The Lake District National Park and the National Trust are recruiting for Farming Officers

The Lake District National Park and the National Trust are each seeking to recruit new Farming Officers, to work with farmers and farming communities across the area.

The roles will help develop and deliver practical projects with farmers, and strengthen relationships with the farming community. The Lake District National Park post will work with farmers across the whole of the Lake District while the National Trust post will focus on working with National Trust tenants, who farm some 20 percent of the area.

Commoners are showing an interest to join a Commons Council

It's the AGM season for many commoners' associations and we are hearing back from the Chairmen.

So far Derwent, Kinniside, Moorhouse, Eskdale and West Mallerstang commoners' associations have confirmed their expression of interest to be part of a Commons Council.

That's great news and we'll keep updating the list.

If anyone wants more information about commons councils, please get in touch.


Winter newsletter is now out

Our Winter newsletter has been sent to all our members. We also make our newsletter available for downloading see below.

If you wish to receive a copy in the post please join the Federation by filling in our mebembership form, also see below.



AGM and Annual Conference


AGM and Conference 2017, 3rd March 2017; 1.30 – 4.00 pm,Caldbeck Room, Newton Rigg, Penrith.

All members are cordially invited to attend our AGM and Conference.


1.30 pm

RPA to provide specialist phone help for Commoners

We've received the following press release from the Foundation for Common Land.


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