Horse riding

If you love to roam the countryside on your horse, then you should join the Open Spaces Society.

If you love to roam the countryside on your horse, then you should join the Open Spaces Society.

We are experts on all types of public rights of way, including bridleways, and we can help you defend them when they are under threat.

We can help you claim a bridle path, remove a blockage, or lobby your highway authority.

We also have a network of dedicated volunteers known as local correspondents who can help you in your local area.

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Protect your right to roam, join us today.

News about Horse riding

Bob Embleton / Footpath to Trehumfrey Farm

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

We thank you for visiting our website and hope that you remain safe and well. Our office is only partially staffed at the moment, so responding to telephone calls or postal enquiries will take a little longer than usual, however you will find plenty of information and advice on this website, and we can readily…
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Threat withdrawn to ancient road in South Downs National Park

We are delighted that Mr Hugh Sandie of Pegs and Pitches Camping has withdrawn his planning application for a campsite and buildings near Coldwaltham, West Sussex, in the South Downs National Park. The society objected to the development arguing that it conflicted with the purposes of the national park and would have an adverse impact…
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Vocal for local

Our general secretary Kate Ashbrook considers life for the Open Spaces Society during lockdown. As lockdown began, I foolishly thought we would have time to catch up with all those long-deferred jobs.  I was wrong: we have been busier than ever. Developers are not deterred by a pandemic: open spaces remain at risk, perhaps more…
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Local correspondent authors new edition of Melbourne path history title

Our local correspondent for south Derbysire and north west Leicestershire since 2010, Barry Thomas, has updated his book ‘The old ways of Melbourne – the history of public rights of way in a Derbyshire village’. Barry describes the nature of public rights of way and the history of the path network in the parish of…
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