Our campaigning works!

We never stop fighting to protect the open spaces people love.
We tirelessly campaign for stronger protection for village greens, commons and footpaths.
Here are just some of our most recent campaigns and initiatives.




Village Greens


Rights of Way


Open Spaces
In the past year we have responded to almost

0 Calls

for guidance on protection & management

Examples of our key recent successes:

Chadderton Field, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, registered 2011


We have also responded to:


We have also:


  • Made 78 applications to rescue lost commons in England’s seven pioneer areas by the end of 2020..
  • Improved our information hub presentation and published new fact sheets.
  • Created a new film about leaving a legacy to the society.
  • Been appointed to serve on three expert groups advising the Welsh Government access reform process
  • Worked on revision of National Trust common land policy document
  • Made all but the most recent issues of Open Space magazine available to download as a PDF.