Book now to attend our National Rural Conference, (in association with the CCRI), in Cheltenham on 3rd & 4th September) here. The keynote speaker for the conference is the Rt Hon Lord Foster of Bath, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy.
Further research from Edinburgh and Glasgow universities demonstrate that living near or visiting green spaces can help people recover from stress and mental fatigue, reduce blood pressure and accelerate healing after surgery. But almost half of the most socially deprived areas around the UK are more than 15 miles by road from national parks and areas of outstanding national beauty.
Natural England has also estimated that people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds make just one per cent of visits to national parks despite accounting for 14 per cent of the general population.
→ The Guardian - England's national parks out of reach for poorer people – study
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