Rights and Commons with the OSS

England and Wales have extensive networks of rights of way over private land, and some remaining common land – private land over which the public have rights. Where did they come from, how have they survives, and how do we preserve and extend them?

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Links and resources

To find out more about the Open Spaces Society and how to support them visit the OSS website

A copy of the Countryside Code is below or visit the Countryside code section of the UK Government website

The Countryside Code_ advice for countryside visitors – GOV.UK

Countryside Code Summary


If you would like to involved with the Don’t Lose your Way project, to recover ancient lost rights of way, visit the Ramblers Association¬†


2 thoughts on “Rights and Commons with the OSS

  1. This episode is outstanding. “Right up my alley” as is said [apropos phrase!]. I’m USA but The Commons is a fascinating subject, and so cool the be aware of preservation efforts. Again great conversation David and guest!

    1. Gregg, that is very kind I was rather worried I’d get a lot of adverse comment about grinding my own persona axes

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