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

We appoint Devon paths-expert to new role

The society has appointed Devon paths-expert Helen Clayton to the new post of case officer (rights of way). The society created this post to address the increasing number of issues concerning public paths in England and Wales. Helen will champion public paths for the society, and respond to the many issues raised by its members,…
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We support Climate Cymru – voices for Wales

Climate Cymru is a campaign working for meaningful, evidence-based and fair action to protect the Wales we love from the climate and nature emergency. The campaign wants to make sure the voices of ordinary people from all over the country are heard by the people in power. Climate Cymru is aiming to take 50,000 voices…
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Government’s response to Glover Review is lacklustre

The Open Spaces Society is disappointed at the government’s initial response to the Glover Review on England’s protected landscapes.  This response is long overdue. The report, written by a panel led by Julian Glover, contains ambitious proposals.  It was published in September 2019 and the then environment secretary, Theresa Villiers, welcomed the findings.  Today the…
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Defra undermined

Our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, comments on the environment secretary’s recent announcements. The environment secretary George Eustice was on a high with his big announcements from Delamere Forest in Cheshire on 18 May. He grandly promised ‘to halt the decline of nature’ with a ‘legally-binding’ target for species abundance (to be defined) by 2030, restoration…
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