Get off my land!

This stirs the memory:

‘Get off my land’: Shocking violence as farmer bellowing ‘you’re on private property’ leaps off quad bike to throw punches at hunt saboteurs then RAMS one into a ditch as they try to flee

When we used to take the kids along the throughways, I made sure they understood to not even put a hand over that fence, that we were on a track and had to get off it a.s.a.p.

That was because of the farmers and other property owners.  I’m not sure what experiences they’d had over the years but any time anyone came down that path, someone would come out of the house and stand defiantly, about to bellow.

All the walkers I’d seen had been fine, they’d gone along with the rules and signs but these residents were clearly highly antagonistic to anyone using the throughways, no matter how polite.

Any light to be thrown on this?

5 comments for “Get off my land!

  1. Lord T
    October 18, 2017 at 12:51

    Fairly simple. They are trespassing.

    How would you feel if someone wandered all over your property with many of them looking for items to remove, damage, etc.

    We should have a law that enables us to kick the crap out of trespassers.

    • October 18, 2017 at 13:15

      Yes but were they? If they’d kept to the official pathway and all appendages inside, there’s nowt the landowner could legally do.

      If they were on his property proper – shotgun blast overhead.

  2. wolfie
    October 18, 2017 at 22:21

    They were there with intent to cause trouble. Got what they deserved. We had the local hunt over our way a couple of weeks ago, marvellous sight. Keeps the chickens alive too.

  3. October 18, 2017 at 22:57

    There it is.

  4. Ubermouth
    October 19, 2017 at 19:38

    On the farm we had to do the same,although less aggressively.It is to protect your track from becoming a legal,public right of way through usage.Ramblers know this and want to establish rights.
    Land owners in England are even permitted to own guns and walk the perimeter of their property with them.

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