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Environmental Heritage work on the Long Mynd & Clee Liberty Common

Over the next three years, the Our Common Cause project will be working to conserve and enhance the heritage of commons and commoning, not only in the Shropshire Hills, but also on Dartmoor, in the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

Whilst commons come in all shapes and sizes, from small urban patches to large upland areas, the 3% of England’s land covered by common land provides vitally important benefits for all –

  • rich biodiversity - 21% of England’s Sites of Special Scientific Interest are on upland commons,
  • environmental benefits - 10% of all Britain’s water comes from common land and around 200,000 hectares of England’s peat soils are located on common land,
  • they contribute much to the health and wellbeing of the nation – 39% of all open access land is on common land,
  • the rich heritage of upland commons is visible through their archaeological remains as well as through the ever-evolving traditions of farmers rearing their flocks on these hills.

The Environmental Heritage work planned for the Long Mynd and Clee Liberty Common, will give an opportunity to delve into the past, understand the historic features better and preserve and document them for the future.

This can be as hands on as you like and would be suitable for all ages and abilities. Please come and find out more at one of two launch events:

  • 21st September, 7pm in Clee St Margaret Village Hall for the project on Clee Liberty Common
  • 23rd September, 7pm in Norbury Village Hall for the project on the Long Mynd
     

To book please email renee@foundationforcommonland.org.uk or telephone 07929 726337 so that we can organise sufficient refreshments and ensure we adhere to any Covid rules then in place.

 

Published by Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership on