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

Latest News

Wiltshire’s Watercress Walk is now recognised as a public path

The society is delighted that the Watercress Walk in west Wiltshire has been recognised as a public path, following a public inquiry in September. The route runs through woodland and… Read More

Lake District zip-wire approval causes dismay

We are dismayed that the Lake District National Park Authority’s Development Control Committee has approved the Honister zip-wire.  The application was made by the Honister Slate Mine for an aerial… Read More

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Beef up the bill

In her Opinion article in the autumn issue of Open Space magazine, our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, writes about the Agriculture Bill. Last summer the Dartmoor Society (a voluntary body)… Read More

John Underhill-Day, 1943-2018

Kate Ashbrook writes: We are sad to report the untimely death of John Underhill-Day at the age of 74. He was an excellent all-round naturalist with expertise in common land,… Read More

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