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

Latest News

Our general secretary to open White Cliffs Walking Festival

Our general secretary Kate Ashbrook, who is also vice-president of the Ramblers and patron of the Walkers Are Welcome Towns Network, is to open the White Cliffs Walking Festival in… Read More

We back call for truly coastal access at Lee Abbey beauty-spot

The society is backing the Ramblers, the Exmoor Society and the Exmoor Local Access Forum in calling on Natural England (NE) to create a truly coastal path on the north… Read More

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Commons conference in Utrecht

In July our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, went to the biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) in Utrecht in the Netherlands.  Here she… Read More

Date on which orders under section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 come into effect

Herefordshire Council made a diversion order for Lyonshall footpath LZ3 (part) which was contested and went to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS). After written representations the order was confirmed. The Open… Read More

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