We are proud to be partnered with some brilliant organisations who are doing wonderful things to #SaveOurOutdoors, here’s what they have to say:
Jack Cornish, Head of Paths at the Ramblers, said: “Walking has an important role to play in connecting people to nature and strengthening their desire to protect it from the devastating effects of climate change. It is also one of the best ways to enjoy the nation’s much-loved landscapes with little impact to the environment.
“But there are still many small steps we can take to protect our environment and the places we like to walk and explore. From the clothes we wear to the kit we use, we can make sustainable choices before we even leave the house. The Countryside Code also provides helpful guidance on how to enjoy a visit to the countryside responsibly, protecting it from threats such as litter and wildfires.
“In some popular locations, keeping to designated paths can help protect landscapes and natural wildlife habitats from harm, but for those wanting to venture off the beaten track, Ramblers group walks are a fantastic way to explore different parts of the country under the expert guidance of a walk leader who will ensure no trace is left behind. With more than 140,000 miles of public paths across England and Wales, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer with us to help us to protect and expand the paths, tracks and trails that connect people to the great outdoors.”
With 58% of us concerned about what the state of the world will be in 50 years’ time, we’ve teamed up with environmental management and biodiversity conservation expert, John Howell from Living Resources, to show us what our favourite outdoor locations will look like if we don’t take action against climate change now. You can see the devastating effects of climate change on 10 of the UK’s most iconic and well-loved natural beauty spots below.
*Survey of 2,000 people carried out by OnePoll on behalf of Runners Need and Cotswold Outdoor.