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What do you want for the future of the outdoors, asks the Ramblers?
6:00am Saturday 7th September 2013 in Lifestyle
The Ramblers has launched a big conversation across Britain to find out what people love about the great outdoors and what could put it at risk. Britain’s walking charity is asking everyone who enjoys the outdoors to ‘Go all out’ and share what they think makes the great outdoors, great, so they can help keep it that way. Whether it’s walking the dog around the local common or hiking up a peak in a national park, the Ramblers want to know what could make those outings even more enjoyable and how they can help make it happen.
The great outdoors debate kicked off on Wednesday (4 September 2013) where walkers and other outdoors enthusiasts gathered with the Ramblers for a ‘walk ‘n’ talk’ to discuss the future of the great outdoors. The event was held at Edale in the heart of the Peak District, rich in walking history and also the start of the Pennine Way National Trail. Much has been accomplished in the past 80 years to enable people to get out and explore our moors, paths and peaks, but the Ramblers are now looking to what the future of the outdoors holds for us all. This is only the beginning; over the coming months, Ramblers volunteers will be in gear shops, pubs and parks, on hilltops, paths and beaches, talking to everyone who likes to get outdoors.
Chief Executive Benedict Southworth said: “We want everyone who is passionate about being outdoors, to help us shape its future, and keep the great outdoors, great.
“Whether it’s walking the dog around the local park or hiking up a peak in a national park, we want to know what could make those outings even more enjoyable and how can the Ramblers help make it happen. Is the main concern climate change, pollution, or the loss of wildlife and green space? Or perhaps the big issue is encouraging people from all ages and backgrounds to be active outdoors, and to tackle the nation’s obesity problem?
“Go all out and tell us what we can do to make your outdoors even better, and we’ll work with you to make it happen.”
You can join the great outdoors debate by chatting to Ramblers volunteers if you meet them out and about, by sharing your views in an online survey or by downloading a discussion kit to start your own conversation with friends and colleagues.
Get involved at www.ramblers.org.uk/GoAllOut or tweet us @RamblersGB using the hashtag #GoAllOut
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