Trespass Thoughts from Readers

Here are a few of the reader reviews of my trespassing book. If you’ve read and enjoyed the book and bought it from an online supplier please do leave a review. Each one helps the book come before more potential readers. Here’s what other readers are saying about The Compleat Trespasser: This book is writtenContinue reading “Trespass Thoughts from Readers”

A Kinder Sort Of Landowner – the Keswick Trespasses

In my last walking blog I related how the Spencer-Bell family tried to deny public access to the woodlands of Fawe Park, on the western shores of Derwent Water. Although the Keswick protestors of 1887 achieved a victory in tearing down the Spencer- Bell barricades, there is little public access even today, either to theContinue reading “A Kinder Sort Of Landowner – the Keswick Trespasses”

Victorian Walkers and Trespassers on Latrigg

Keswick gained quite a reputation as a mountain town in Victorian times, not least as a starting point for the ascent of Latrigg and Skiddaw via Spooney (sometimes Spooning) Green Lane. This is the route that was notoriously closed by the Spedding family of nearby Greta Hall in 1887, prompting the famous mass trespass, whichContinue reading “Victorian Walkers and Trespassers on Latrigg”

Hands Off Wild Campers!

Wild campers are now being unfairly targeted by landowning interests and some public companies and local authorities. Like most people I’ve been appalled by the recent litter left in our wild places. But now it’s clear that some landowning interests are using this as an excuse to attack wild campers generally  – and these litterContinue reading “Hands Off Wild Campers!”

Let’s Celebrate Lake District Trespassers

Lake District Trespassers Should Be Celebrated, says Cumbrian Author John Bainbridge The Victorian protestors whose mass trespasses led to the freedom to roam in the Lake District should be celebrated with plaques in Keswick and Ambleside and commemorative walks, says the walking writer and novelist John Bainbridge. “Everyone has heard of the Kinder Scout MassContinue reading “Let’s Celebrate Lake District Trespassers”

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