Keep Out. Two little words that carry such unquestioned authority. But why are we so well behaved when what we’re kept out of is often the thing we’re all lacking – green space, the beguiling attraction of the natural world, things that aren’t manicured and sanitised? How did England’s green and pleasant lands come to be so hostile to most of us plebs?

We quiz author and illustrator Nick Hayes, who has literally written the book on trespass. Two in fact – the latest, The Trespasser’s Companion, being the follow up to his mind-expanding 2020 effort The Book of Trespass.

Head to for more, including the opportunity to contribute to the Trespass Tripadvisor by uploading pictures and notes from your own transgressions.

And join the Right to Roam campaign, demanding far better access to the countryside for everyone in England.

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