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Rights of Way / Footpaths

July 23, 2018

There’s nothing like a nice walk or ride in the countryside along your favourite path. But what happens when that route is blocked, closed or even moved? Join the Society If you love the great outdoors and enjoying full access to your favourite open and green spaces, footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes, you should consider…

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Volunteer

December 10, 2018

Are you passionate about the open spaces local to you? Would you like to help your community to protect them? Could you be an Open Spaces Society volunteer? Are you passionate about the open spaces local to you? Would you like to help your community to protect them? Do you have a little time on…

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Local Correspondents – the lifeblood of the Open Spaces Society

July 23, 2018

As a charity, the Open Spaces Society depends on the goodwill and the expertise of its volunteers. Our network of local correspondents provides a backbone for our efforts to preserve public paths, common land and greens. As a charity, the Open Spaces Society depends on the goodwill and the expertise of its volunteers. At the…

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Open Spaces

July 23, 2018

The open spaces we champion come in all shapes and sizes and can be in the countryside or in towns. Is the local open space you love and use protected? Don’t take it for granted!   How can you defend the open and green spaces that matter to you? We are very often asked to…

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New correspondent for Barnet

December 15, 2020

We have appointed Peter Berrecloth as our local correspondent for Barnet. Peter is a keen walker, and has walked the length of both Wales and Scotland in winter, a total of 700 miles.  He is currently working on a project to trace Barnet’s ancient drovers’ routes which would have been used to drive livestock from…

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Rights of Way: Parish role in preparing the definitive map

September 12, 2020

The Open Spaces Society has been defending open spaces in England and Wales since 1865. Do you want to shape the future of paths and open spaces? We need your help to keep our technical information, analysis & advice effective and up to date – your support means we can employ expert caseworkers. Become a…

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Commons

July 23, 2018

The Open Spaces Society is the guardian of all commons in England and Wales. We’re here for all commons and for the people like you who want to enjoy them. Saving our commons The Open Spaces Society is the guardian of all commons in England and Wales. Such is the recognition of our role, we…

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Village Greens

July 23, 2018

Story-book images of village greens are the essence of rural England and Wales. In reality they are very varied and in need of our protection. Town and village greens are the essence of rural England and Wales. Story-book images of village greens tend to be of an expanse of grass in the centre of a…

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Tweet of the day about major events in our 150-year history

June 10, 2015

Throughout 2015 we issued a ‘tweet of the day’, with hashtag #saveopenspaces150, highlighting an event in our history, and have reproduced the tweets here with a little more information where relevant. The list grew daily to build up a picture of what we have done in our 150-year history. January – click here to open/close…

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David Howerski

Our new watchdog in Herefordshire

December 21, 2021

David Howerski is our new local correspondent for the old South Herefordshire district of Herefordshire. David lives in Eaton Bishop, about four miles west of Hereford.  He has had many careers, as both a parachute instructor and professional sky-diver.  For ten years he was a Drop Zone Operator on the Gower Peninsula, and in later…

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