KATE ASHBROOK, general secretary of the Henley-based Open Spaces Society, has won The Great Outdoors magazine’s outdoor personality of the year award,
She was nominated for being “a knowledgeable and fearless campaigner for our rights in the great outdoors”.
Ms Ashbrook has been general secretary of the society for 31 years and is also president of the Ramblers.
Society chairman Graham Bathe said: “She works tirelessly to ensure that our rights in the countryside, and in particular our access to paths, greens and common land, are protected.
“In fact, it is because of her energy and dedication that so much of the great outdoors remains accessible for us all to enjoy today.”