FAQs for locals
Is The Land open to the public?
Yes! We invite people to come and explore and appreciate the Land at any time. Occasionally we may need to close off the majority of the area for maintenance or retreats.
How can I find The Land?
We are on the outskirts of Little Eaton. Park at the Village Hall and walk up Vicarage Lane until the road bends to the right. Go over the stile and take the woodland track to our gate with The Land sign on it.
How old is the stone circle/medicine wheel?
Not very old – although it looks like it was always there! We built it in 2012 – see ‘History” for more details.
Will this increase traffic and pollution?
Most cars are parked on private or public parking away from the land itself.
Will we get invaded by hippies?
We limit numbers of people to 25 at any one time, usually it is less.
Is this illegal?
We are in frequent communication with the local planning authorities to ensure that we comply with all regulations. We only camp on the land for 28 days in any calendar year.
Why do you use the track?
We try not to use the track but we need to sometimes. We have a legal right of way and the actual footpath runs parallel to the track but has fallen into disuse. We have notified the relevant authorities about this.
Will we be disturbed by late night parties?
Maybe but not by us! All our events are drug and alcohol free, we start early so go to sleep early, we have no electronic music, we sometimes play the drums!
Is this just a way to make money?
We’ve invested into what has always been a not-for-profit venture. Any profit is put into the Land and community in order to be sustainable. We are currently investing in a Re-wilding project.
How does the local community benefit?
We’re happy for people to continue to walk through our woods. People are encouraged to come to the top of the hill and enjoy the fantastic views (it’s a good workout too!). People can continue to enjoy this lovely spot as long as they stick to our values generally – particularly around keeping it drug and alcohol free and leaving no trace. It’s no fun picking up broken bottles, especially when kiddies are playing without shoes on!
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Little Eaton, Derbyshire, United Kingdom