Most of our sites and parks offer health benefits by providing space for physical activities such as walking, running, green workouts etc.

In addition we work with partners to maximise the mental health benefits that can be delivered associated with spending time in well managed green space. The introduction of paths, trails and organised activities can significantly increase participation and benefits to the local community.

Some of our sites have formal sports facilities such as sports fields and direct links with other sports and health organisations.

Check out our events page to see what’s available near you.

Our performance is reported each year in our Annual Report and Accounts.


Walking briskly for up to 30 minutes can help prevent and control high blood pressure that can cause strokes – reducing your risk by up to 27% (The Stroke Association).

In 2015/16, nearly 15,000 people took part in health activities on our sites including woodland workouts, Green Gyms, Nordic walking, Thai Chi and buggy fit.

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Joggers at Land Trust site. Copyright Elle Halley.

Being active and outdoors, volunteering, gives me a sense of well-being, as well as satisfaction.

Hannah Bagguley, AB Agri volunteer


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