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and public paths in England & Wales since 1865

Latest News

Getty gives in and withdraws application to fence public bridleway

Mr Tara Getty, grandson of oil tycoon John Paul Getty, has withdrawn his controversial planning application for deer fencing alongside and across a public bridleway, making the route appear private.… Read More

Kendal’s New Road common should be green space not car park

We have objected to plans to reinstate an unlawful car-park on New Road Common, Kendal in Cumbria. Mr David Fone has applied to the Secretary of State for Environment, under… Read More

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Seventieth anniversary of ‘a people’s charter’

This year we celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.  Our general secretary Kate Ashbrook, explains what it achieved. This is not… Read More

Walking well in Carmarthenshire

We have recently learnt of a group in Carmarthenshire called Walking Well.   It is a Welsh Government initiative designed to help those who want to get fitter, or just to… Read More

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