News

Ashton's Field

19th September 2017

The Land Trust seeks partner to manage sites in Greater Manchester area

The Land Trust is tendering for the landscape management contract at its Ashton's Field site, with potential for other spaces in the Greater Manchester area to fall under the same agreement.

15th September 2017

Walk to wellbeing – Blood Pressure Awareness Week 2017

18th - 24th September is Blood Pressure Awareness Week, emphasising the importance of knowing your blood pressure and the simple changes you can make to maintain a healthy blood pressure level, such as walking more.

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18th September 2017

Lakes within urban developments

It's great to see developers starting to recognise the added value of incorporate green and blue infrastructure into their new developments. Not only can wetlands / lakes, if managed properly help reduce flood risk and support vital biodiversity, they are add benefits to people's health and wellbeing. 

It is just important to ensure there is a long term funding structure in place to manage and maintain these assets well into the future.

A number of our sites, adjacent to developments have lakes, ponds and wetlands, such as Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park in London, and we see time and time again how valued this haven is for people and wildlife within such an urban setting.

29th August 2017

The physical inactivity epidemic

With 41% of middle aged people failing to achieve 10 minutes of continuous brisk walking per month, according to Public Health England, it's costing the UK economy £7.4 billion a year, including £0.9 billion to the NHS alone. 

This is why it is so important for people to have safe accessible green public open space with paths and trails to encourage an active lifestyle. And by ensuring green open space has sustainable investment to manage it long term, will contribute to helping improve active and healthy lifestyles and and reduce costs on the UK economy.

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Events

Chester Nordic Walking

Morning Nordic Walking

Countess of Chester Country Park

22nd September 2017 | 10.30-11.30am

Friday Buggy Walk

Countess of Chester Country Park

22nd September 2017 | 1.30 - 2.30 pm

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Publications

Walking Routes

There’s a walk for everyone, regardless of age, ability or fitness level because we believe that access to good quality, connected networks and green spaces should be inclusive.

Annual Report 2016

This report from the Board of Trustees and Executive Team features the Trust’s achievements, accounts and outcomes for communities across the UK.

The Hidden Value of our Green Spaces front cover

The Hidden Value of our Green Spaces 2017

Report to look at the value of our green spaces from a Natural Capital perspective, using Silverdale Country Park and Beam Parklands as case studies having had natural capital accounts done of the sites.

Social Value study January 2016

The Value of our Green Spaces 2016

Social return on investment study to examine the value of Land Trust green spaces.

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