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Ten years left to #FindOurWay    Judgment in Moorside Fields, Lancashire case    Our 12-point action plan for the new National Assembly for Wales    Remember a charity in your will    Planning (Wales) Act 2015 receives royal assent    We launch our tool-kit to save open spaces    JustTextGiving to support our work    Defending the commons - new distance learning course
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Protecting open spaces, common land, village greens
and public paths in England & Wales since 1865

Latest News

A big welcome to West Yorkshire

On Saturday 25 June a new long-distance path, the Welcome Way, will be opened in Otley, West Yorkshire.  The 28-mile circular walk is unique because it was created through the… Read More

Dereham, Norfolk, becomes a Walkers Are Welcome town.

We have congratulated the people of Dereham in Norfolk on achieving the status of a Walkers Are Welcome town. Dereham has joined the family of over 100 towns in England,… Read More


Space invaders

Public funding is being cut and our green spaces exploited to fill the gap. Our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, considers the threat to our open spaces and national parks. In… Read More

Learning to find our way

The society has established the Find Our Way fund, to support those who are investigating unrecorded historic ways with a view to applying for them to be added to the… Read More

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