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Wellbeing & Recreation

National Landscapes are fantastic places to get outside and enjoy some fresh air, explore new places, get out of breath, or have your breath taken away!

Each of the National Landscapes is unique so what you can do will vary according to where you visit. You might be able to wild swim, take a walk on the beach, climb a mountain, go birdwatching or just enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake or a browse in a locally run cafe or shop. You don't need any special equipment, although wearing comfy shoes is a must.

Everyone is welcome to spend free time in these iconic places, but some of the National Landscapes teams already work with partners to provide more organised wellbeing programmes for people from all kinds of backgrounds.

From working with people with sight loss to running walks and activities for people with dementia and their carers, National Landscapes teams are committed to exploring new ways to open up the outdoors to more people. The stories below give just a few examples of wellbeing projects delivered by National Landscapes teams.

If you want to find out about more organised ways to spend time in National Landscapes, visit your local team's website to see whether there are any events, volunteering opportunities or guided walks coming up.

volunteers engaged in National Landscapes during 2020/21
people engaged through health and wellbeing activities in National Landscapes during 2020/21
170 million
visitors to National Landscapes each year. More than 28 times the annual number of visitors to the British Museum