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Useful links

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Natural Resources Wales
Defence Estates
Natural England
Environment Agency
Ordnance Survey
Natural England Stakeholder Working Group on Rights of Way
Department of Energy & Climate Change – Green Deal Cashback


National Assembly for Wales
UK Parliament


Department for Communities & Local Government
English Heritage
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Transport


Association of Commons Registration Authorities
Association of Small Historic Towns and Villages
APRS (Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland)
Best of both worlds (outdoor pursuits & nature conservation)
Bridleways and Quiet Lanes
British Horse Society
British Mountaineering Council
British Trust for Conservation Volunteers
Byways and Bridleways Trust
Campaign for Better Transport (formerly Transport 2000)
Camping and Caravanning Club
Campaign for National Parks
Common Ground
Council for British Archaeology
Cyclists’ Touring Club
CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England)
CPRW (Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales)
Friends of the Earth
Heritage Link
Institute of Public Rights of Way and Access Management
John Muir Trust
Law and Your Environment
Living Streets
Locality (The leading nationwide network for community-led organisations)
Long Distance Walkers Association
National Association of Local Councils
Ramblers’ Association
Red Rope
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The Playing Fields Association
Town and Country Planning Association
The Land is Ours
Walkers Are Welcome
Wales Environment Link
Wildlife and Countryside Link
The Wildlife Trusts
Woodland Trust
Youth Hostels Association


Brecon Beacons National Park
The Broads Authority
Dartmoor National Park
Exmoor National Park
The Lake District National Park
New Forest National Park
Northumberland National Park
North York Moors National Park
Peak District National Park
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Snowdonia National Park
South Downs National Park
UK Association of National Park Authorities
Yorkshire Dales National Park


Bedford Borough Public Rights of Way
Bishop’s Stortford & District Footpaths Association
Bushey and District Footpaths Association
Bushfield Down Supporters Group
Cambrian Mountains Society
Dartmoor Preservation Association
Fight to save Barningham High Moor
Friends of Coombe Wood, Benfleet, Essex
Friends of Quantock
Friends of Queensway Tranquil Park
Friends of the Lake District
Friends of the Trap Grounds
Grange Area Trust
Hackney Marshes User Group – sustainable Hackney
Herefordshire Association of Local Councils
The Horsham Society
Kenilworth Footpaths Preservation Group
Kington Footpath Scheme, Herefordshire
London Green Spaces Friends Groups Network
London Green Belt Council
Lydd Town Museum
Mill Hill Preservation Society
Nottinghamshire Footpaths Preservation Society
Oxfordshire Playing Fields Association
Our Green Space
The Reigate Society
Save Morfa Beach – Follow on Facebook
Save Longstone Edge
Save our Common Mountain Environment (SOCME)
Save Shelford Valley
Save Yeovil Rec
South Downs Network
St Albans & District Footpaths Society
The Friends of Linksfield Town Green, Westgate, Kent (Facebook page)
Visit Barnoldswick – Town Green; Green Forever!
Wirrall Footpaths & Open Spaces Preservation Society


Environmental Law Foundation
JCP Commercial (Edward Harris)
Public Law Solicitors (Alastair Wallace)
Rights of Way Law Review


A Common Purpose – a guide to agreeing management on common land
CJS – An ethical business publishing free & low cost information to promote countryside careers in the UK
Bristol Downs for people
GPS cycle and walking routes – view and share cycle and walking routes in England, Scotland and Wales
How 2 Bee – Learn the steps to become a successful beekeeper!
National Federation of Cemetery Friends
Octavia Hill’s legacy in the 21st century
O2 Community fund
Sustaining the Commons Conference, Newcastle July 2013
The Commons Act 2006: re-registration of Common Land
The Save Our Stones campaign to restore the Right Of Way (ROW) across the river Wharfe at Burley-in-Wharfedale
The Natural Beekeeping Trust
The Village Sign Society
Walking Britain – the website of the writer and access campaigner John Bainbridge
Who Owns Sparsholt – A Townie’s Guide to What’s Happening on the Land