Commons: DIY guide to registering lost commons

The Open Spaces Society has been defending open spaces in England and Wales since 1865.

The Commons Act 2006 provides a new, time-limited, opportunity for you to rescue some of those commons which failed to be registered under the Commons Registration Act 1965, but only in specific locations. In England the registers are open for re-registration of common land in Cumbria and North Yorkshire where applications must be made on or before 15 March 2027. In Wales applications to re-register common land must be made on or before 4 May 2032.

For further information, please visit our page about the implementation of Part 1 in England's pioneer areas and in Wales.