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

Latest News

A green Brexit must include more opportunities for public access

We have welcomed the pledge from the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, to deliver a green Brexit (speech, ‘The Unfrozen Moment: delivering a green Brexit’, 21 July), but have called for… Read More

Walkers’ groups fight plan to close valuable town-centre path in High Wycombe

The Open Spaces Society and the Buckinghamshire Ramblers have opposed a plan by Wycombe District Council to close part of a valuable footpath in High Wycombe’s town centre. The council… Read More


Shape of the nation

Our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, considers the effect of the increasing divergence between English and Welsh laws and practices. The 870-mile Wales Coast Path was the ambitious legacy of Rhodri… Read More

A commons’ conference companion

The Countryside and Community Research Institute of Gloucester University (CCRI) has published a Commons e-book which is a compilation of blogs written at or about the biennial global conferences of the… Read More

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