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    Forest sell off problems.

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    deadagaindave

    Join date : 2010-12-25

    Forest sell off problems.

    Post  deadagaindave on Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:30 am

    I think it might be an idea, if we all check out any antiquarian or sacred sites in our local areas of woodland, wherby access could be denied or impaired.
    In such an event there is a lot we can do to change things. Calling yourself a druid, is one option, as now that it's a recognised religion, you'd be legitimately empowered to defend your rights to access and worship. So you could really shake some trees. Cool
    One worrying aspect is that over the past few years, the right to roam has enabled me and others to discover quite a few cup and ring carvings, (me and Paul Hornby, found one ourselves cheers ) tomb cairns and burial sites, which due to restriction were unknown. Any tightening of restrictions on such searching would be unwelcome to many, as would any kind of restriction on our hard won and fruitful rights to roam. I am convinced that there are still many undiscovered and forgotten sites all over the country, that can provide clues and insights into the patterns of spiritual activity, undertaken by our ancient forebears.
    So anyone with ideas for urgent woodland investigation, please let me know, and I shall step forward once again to lay my life on the line for the cause.
    Eh? affraid
    Who's a sad old drama queen? Mad
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    mikki

    Join date : 2009-01-29
    Age : 25
    Location : West Yorkshire

    Re: Forest sell off problems.

    Post  mikki on Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:33 pm

    deadagaindave wrote:..... Calling yourself a druid, is one option, as now that it's a recognised religion....

    Only one minor technicality here Dave. Druidism has only been been given charity status by the charity commission. It hasn't been given status as a religous group in law. I might bring this up at the next Labour meeting when I get back from Scotland (cheers for the tip Twisted Evil ).

    Here are 2 worthy petition that you can add your name to.
    http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/save-our-forests
    http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/Pages/default.aspx

    Have you been given permission for a short wander yet Dave?

    Mikki x

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    Paulus

    Join date : 2009-08-20
    Location : Yorkshire

    Re: Forest sell off problems.

    Post  Paulus on Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:55 pm

    deadagaindave wrote:...One worrying aspect is that over the past few years, the right to roam has enabled me and others to discover quite a few cup and ring carvings, (me and Paul Hornby, found one ourselves cheers )...

    Paul's found another one Dave, above Ilkley, not registered. He's shown us some photos of it, which seems to be two cups with half-rings, or an eyebrow motif appearance to it. We're off out to check it this Friday on a short easy walk. Fancy coming along? RU up for it? I give y' a ring tomorrow Dave.

    ttfn - Paul
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    mikki

    Join date : 2009-01-29
    Age : 25
    Location : West Yorkshire

    Re: Forest sell off problems.

    Post  mikki on Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:18 am

    deadagaindave wrote:I think it might be an idea, if we all check out any antiquarian or sacred sites in our local areas of woodland, wherby access could be denied or impaired.
    In such an event there is a lot we can do to change things. Calling yourself a druid, is one option, as now that it's a recognised religion, you'd be legitimately empowered to defend your rights to access and worship. So you could really shake some trees. Cool
    One worrying aspect is that over the past few years, the right to roam has enabled me and others to discover quite a few cup and ring carvings, (me and Paul Hornby, found one ourselves cheers ) tomb cairns and burial sites, which due to restriction were unknown. Any tightening of restrictions on such searching would be unwelcome to many, as would any kind of restriction on our hard won and fruitful rights to roam. I am convinced that there are still many undiscovered and forgotten sites all over the country, that can provide clues and insights into the patterns of spiritual activity, undertaken by our ancient forebears.
    So anyone with ideas for urgent woodland investigation, please let me know, and I shall step forward once again to lay my life on the line for the cause.
    Eh? affraid
    Who's a sad old drama queen? Mad


    Found this while browing the news.
    Do you think this something to do with it? or just a coincidence?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/nov/28/redd-forest-protection-banks-oil

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