My grandma told me the story that not too long ago when a tree fell down in the village word would spread and everyone would rush down to go and cut it for firewood.
It seems now there is more of a disconnectedness in some instances, with the presumption that everything is owned and we can not explore any further than the public footpaths.
These little people are playing and perhaps taking ownership of that place.
It seems from my research around community that when people feel they have some power or responsibility for the place where they live; are able to explore, they can have a stronger connection and feel involved with it as a place.
This also linked back to theorists such as Grant Kester, who discuss how interactions are becoming entirely controlled by the commercial and world and these public spaces that are just free for people to be together are disappearing.