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Countrystride #34: CARING FOR THE COMMONS - A view from Newlands which we make the short, sweet ascent of Knott Rigg with Foundation for Common Land Executive Director Dr Julia Aglionby. Enjoying views over Newlands and Buttermere, we discuss the importance of England's historic common land, learn how Cumbria's commoners shape the landscape, tackle the thorny issue of rewilding and consider how we might shape a nature-rich, culture-rich Lake District as we enter the most challenging period facing our uplands since the Second World War.

Three generations of Herdwick above Newlands Hause.
Our guest for the day: Dr Julia Aglionby.
The ascent of Knott Rigg.
Moss Force - plenty of water coming out of the moss!
A fine ridge...
Social distancing... and a windswept Dave.
Herdwick lamb.
Lamb and yow.
Julia and Mark at journey's end.
Our route for the day. The shortest CS yet?


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