Open Spaces Society

Recording ‘lost’ commons

To help people to record ‘lost’ commons.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from to




  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



The registers of common land have been reopened in seven pilot areas, but for only a few years, to enable people to record historic land which was omitted. The process is complex and we would like to help people to do it. We need donations to help us promote and advise on this important work before it is too late and the registers are closed for ever. If the land is registered, the public will have the right to walk there. We are hoping to raise £25,000 towards this work, for which we have earmarked £1,000 of our own money.