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Nordic Walking

25th May 2018

Countess of Chester and Port Sunlight River Park win Health Site of the Year at Land Trust awards

There were joint winners of the Health Site of the Year Award with Countess of Chester Country Park and Port Sunlight River Park sharing the honours at the Land Trust Awards 2018.

25th May 2018

A Blooming Future for Green Angels: Award-winning and free environmental training programme hailed a success in South Yorkshire

National land management charity the Land Trust, introduced its award-winning, Green Angels, environmental training programme to adults across South Yorkshire in the autumn, giving them the chance to gain practical skills through hands-on learning.

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16th April 2018

Hospital admission due to obesity show a worrying increase of 20%

The recent news that hospital admissions where obesity is a factor is on a sharp incline is increasingly worrying. 

With more pressure on the NHS than ever before it is absolutely vital that problems such as obesity, which are inherently avoidable, are tackled at the source allowing health professionals time to focus on real issues. 

We have many health activities taking place on our sites across the country and we know they make a difference to people's health and well-being, both physical and mental. 

The answer to this problem is a simple one: more time spent outdoors in attractive green spaces. 

There are plenty of places out there already but we also need government to recognise that sustainable investment in green space is a worthwhile one, will improve people's lifestyles and will have a positive impact, not just on the spiralling costs of the NHS, but also on the UK economy as a whole. 

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.

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Events

Buggy Fitness

Buggy Fitness

Countess of Chester Country Park

18th April 2018 | 10-11 a.m.

Port Sunlight River Park Wednesday Health Walk

Port Sunlight River Park

2nd May 2018 | 5:30 pm - 6:30pm

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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.

the Land Trust Annual Review 2016-17

Annual Report 2017

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

The Economic Value of our Green Spaces

Report to look at the economic value of our green spaces, using Port Sunlight River Park as a case study.

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.

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