Outdoor Culture is very proud to have produced this film-making project on behalf of the Chilterns Conservation Board.  As part of the Board’s HLF-funded Chilterns Commons Project, children from West Wycombe Combined School learned about their local common, West Wycombe Hill.  To complement the National Trust’s current consultation on how the Hill is managed, pupils made a film about the past, present and future of the common, in collaboration with the ever-excellent Turtle Canyon Media.

Common land may not be owned by the commoners, but its long-standing role in meeting the needs of everyday local people helps us to feel our connection with the landscape.  What do modern communities need from their shared green spaces?  If we were able to re-negotiate commoners’ rights for the twenty first century, what rights would we seek?

The Hill