Posted by Ann on July 05, 1997 at 17:51:46:
In reply to Re: Strawberry woods posted by Caroline on July 04, 1997 at 23:39:22
] The law in England regarding this is actually very old, and rather complicated.Firstly, there are a whole series of "rights" which could well be similar to the finnish ones. One of them is the right to gather "wild food" like berries and mushrooms. But, there is another law that means you may not go onto private land. The end result is a compromise.
] There are also a whole bunch of laws called "rights of common" which entitle the public to gather , graze animals, and cut for fuel on common land. Such land is often called "the Common". These laws existed in Jane Austen's time.
Aren't there also some sort of rambler's rights? Allowing hikers to pass through certain private areas? If so, when would these have come about?
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