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and public paths in England & Wales since 1865

Latest News

Mary Traynor takes on South Lakeland, Cumbria

Mary Traynor is our new local correspondent for South Lakeland District in Cumbria.  She lives at High Tenterfell near Kendal.  Her interest in the Open Spaces Society was sparked by… Read More

Reopening of blocked footpath at Little Hautbois, Norfolk

The blocked Buxton with Lammas footpath 1 has been reopened.  The path, which runs past the Tudor mansion Hautbois Hall, had been blocked to a narrow width with fences and… Read More


Access means Access

Whatever we may feel about leaving the EU it does provide a chance to rethink our agricultural-support systems, and to devise a scheme which favours public access, writes our general… Read More

A fair way to challenge planning decisions that damage our environment and living conditions

As part of the Wildlife & Countryside Link (Link) Legal Group, we are supporting Louise Venn in her court case which seeks to close a legal loophole that is preventing… Read More

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