• Brill Village Community Herd, Buckinghamshire

    Viv Lewis (20/12/2012)

    Brill Village Community Herd - Overview Brill Common consists of approximately 30 hectares of grassland adjacent to the village of Brill. The Common is much used by villagers and also by visitors from across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire who come to visit the historic windmill and then walk, picnic and fly kites on the Common. The geology of Brill Common is a complex of Portland Limestone,...

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  • Holcombe Moor Common, Lancashire

    Viv Lewis (09/02/2012)

    Holcombe Moor is the first hill to the north of the ever increasing sprawl of Manchester. To the west is Bolton and Chorley and on clear days you can see as far as Snowdon. South overlooks Bury, Oldham, Manchester and to the Derbyshire Peak District. On the East side is Ramsbottom, Haslingden and Helmshore. To the North are Preston, Darwen, Blackburn and Burnley. The sheer proximity of the common...

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  • Buttermere, Brackenthwaite and Above Derwent Common, Cumbria

    Viv Lewis (09/02/2012)

    Pauline Blair , an active  grazier on Buttermere, Brackenthwaite and Above Derwent Common, did a profile of Buttermere, Brackenthwaite and Above Derwent Common in 2006. My aim was to demonstrate to the Lake Disitrict National Park Planning Authority how the combined effects of severe, unbalanced reductions in stocking rates imposed by Natural England, plus the reduction in active graziers...

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  • Stockdale Moor Common, Cumbria

    Viv Lewis (30/12/2011)

    Stockdale Moor is an area of fell land of about 1,000 hectares lying with westerly aspect between the River Bleng and the River South Calder (Wormgill) in south west Cumbria. It is wedged between Kinnisde Common to the north and Wasdale Common to the south.  It rises from 200 metres at the Scalderskew fell gate to 700 metres on its summit on Caw Fell and Gowder Cragg. The land type varies...

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