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

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PM back from alpine hike to walkers’ warning

When Prime Minister Theresa May returns from her hiking holiday in the Alps today (Wednesday) she will find a letter from the society. We express delight that the Prime Minister… Read More

We oppose excessive measures to curb Forest sheep

We have objected to the Forest of Dean District Council’s proposed measure to make so-called irresponsible shepherds into criminals. The council has invited comments on its plans to impose a… Read More

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Happy centenary to vice-president Len!

Our vice-president Len Clark is 100 today, 19 August.  Our general secretary has written a blog in celebration and we have reproduced it below. Every blog I have so far… Read More

Threat to public paths in the Rochdale area

Our newly-appointed local correspondent for Rochdale, Yvonne Hunt, looks at the threat to public paths in her area, including the Rochdale Way.   The Rochdale Way and parts of its… Read More

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