To celebrate the Year of Green Action and the 70th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act we are encouraging people of all ages to connect to, protect and enhance the environment throughout 2019.
Early last century, with the expansion of towns and cities and many people working long hours, people began to appreciate the benefits of the great outdoors, for both body and mind. Conflicts soon began to arise between landowners and those wanting access to the countryside for recreation. Many organisations such as The Ramblers Association and The Youth Hostel Association were lobbying the government whilst others took more direct action. In 1932 there was a mass trespass onto Kinder Scout. In 1949 an Act is passed to establish National Parks to preserve and enhance their natural beauty and provide recreational opportunities for the public.
What action will you take in 2019, to ensure that we continue to enhance our natural spaces?
To help you get started, we have a collection of useful links to ideas that you might like to take on.
Whether you are an individual, a family, a youth group/school or community group or business, there is something for all.
Take a look at our resources below for ideas and useful links...
Resources for Young People
- Communities in Action (310KB)
- Funding Opportunities for Communities (222KB)
- Rejuvenate Your Community (433KB)