Brexiteer Mr Farage and an army of Leave voters following the former UKIP leader in a march from Sunderland to London have been told by the Trust they are not welcome in any of their properties. The charity explained this was due to their desire to remain “apolitical”. The National Trust recently asked Mr Farage and those joining him on the 270 mile march over 14 days to leave a location run by the charity in North Yorkshire, the Independent reports. Plans to begin Tuesday’s leg of the walk, which was organised by Leave Means Leave, at Fountains Abbey in Ripon had to be rescheduled after the Trust said they would not be allowed to meet at the carpark.
They instead met in a nearby lay-by before the march kicked off.
Plans to start Thursday’s walk at Nostell Priory, in West Yorkshire were cancelled by the group themselves following the ban from the National Trust.
A spokeswoman for the National Trust said: “We were not contacted by the organisers of the march for permission to gather at Nostell.
“As a charitable organisation, the National Trust is apolitical, and in view of this we would not agree, nor did we agree, to Nostell being used for a political event.”
A Leave Means Leave spokesman said the march will continue to keep a distance from the charity’s sites.
The walk, which started on Saturday, is set to finish in London on 29 March – the original date the UK was supposed to leave the UK.
This has now been changed after Prime Minister Theresa May begged the bloc for an extension to Article 50 so she can attempt to push her controversial deal through Parliament.
The new date to leave is April 12.
The news of the ban comes after Mr Farage hit out at the People’s Vote march in London, with one million Britons demanding another say on Britain’s departure from the EU.
The British MEP insisted “middle England is with us” as he continues on his Brexit march.
Speaking on Sky News, from Beeston in Nottinghamshire, Nigel Farage was asked to comment on the sizes of the two marches.
He said: “Oh absolutely. It’s the same story. In many ways, this march and the size of it and the type of people taking part, compared to what is happening in London today, it’s all very emblematic.
“All the way through this, it’s been people like me fighting on behalf of the little people against the big battalions.
“As we proved, on that day, on June 23 2016, actually middle England is with us.
“It certainly isn’t with career politicians who have lied and cheated on this issue.”
An online petition has also been signed by over four million people calling for the Government to revoke Article 50.