Training courses

“Overall, it was a well-received training day!  Well done!”  Attendee at a combined commons and village green training day, SDNPA 2017

Did you know we provide professional training to local councils, national park authorities, access users, commons managers and anyone with an interest in our commons, greens and open spaces, including whole day courses tailored to your requirements?

Protecting Commons, Greens and Open Spaces

Learn the fundamentals on this comprehensive course to include definitions, registration/designation, protection and management.

Check availability for course dates in 2022 here.


For further information on any of our training courses, please email us.


Restoring the Record – Rights of Way Training

Following publication of the 2nd edition of their book, Rights of Way – Restoring the Record, our former trustee, Phil Wadey, and his colleague Sarah Bucks have resumed training on how to apply the methods in their book. The book and training aim to enthuse, enable and empower rights of way researchers to make definitive map modification order applications to ensure that routes that would be extinguished in 2026 are saved from the cut-off date.

Booking is now available online for most of the upcoming 2026 Restoring the Record training days. These are free to attend but pre-booking is essential.

This training is FREE and open to everyone. You can learn how to identify historical routes and the key resources used to study them, and find out what your evidence can unlock and how to create a systematic research method to investigate your routes.

The day is free to attend and includes tea/coffee but delegates should bring along a packed lunch.

Delegates should also bring a laptop (wi-fi provided) – tablets or smartphones may not be suitable for some training exercises – and OS maps of their local area.