Overcoming obstacles to access national parks | Letters
Readers respond to a report which reveals that England’s protected countryside is out of reach for poorer people
We are disappointed but sadly unsurprised by the findings of the Campaign to Protect Rural England’s research (National parks are out of bounds for England’s poorest people, study finds, 4 February). As a charity we have long dedicated ourselves to overcoming the obstacles the most marginalised in society face in getting into the great outdoors.
The fact is, it is those from marginalised communities who stand to gain so much from the national parks. The benefits of the national parks to personal health and wellbeing are well evidenced in our conversations with those communities. But for too many they remain out of reach.
Source: Guardian Transport