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Protecting open spaces, common land, village greens
and public paths in England & Wales since 1865

Latest News

Gigantic wind-turbines rejected on Lake District boundary

South Lakeland District Council has rejected plans for a giant wind-farm on common land at Kirkby Moor, Cumbria, on the edge of the Lake District National Park. The council’s planning… Read More

Mixed news from Defra

Yesterday’s announcement of the spending review 2015’s effect on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs contained mixed news. The good news is that the funding for national parks,… Read More


Croeso i Gymru?

‘Opinion’ by our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, was published in the autumn 2015 issue of Open Space. In spring 1986 I wrote an article in this magazine called ‘When you go… Read More

A visit to Ashtead Common

The Open Spaces Society has had a strong connection with the City of London Corporation all through its history, and we helped the city acquire many of its open spaces:… Read More

The Open Spaces Society is Britain’s oldest national conservation body, founded in 1865.