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Equal Access to Nature

A free learning event hosted and facilitated by Barnwood Trust and the Local Nature Partnership (LNP)

Access to nature is unequal – not all people experience the same opportunities to engage with the natural environment.

This event will be a chance to;

  • Understand what it is like accessing opportunities in nature for those with protected characteristics.
  • Learn what support there is for you in your role to improve this.
  • Hear from organisations who can share their best practice.


The environmental sector is the second least diverse sector in the UK, after farming.

  • 29% of people living with a long-term illness or disability had not visited a natural space in the previous month
  • In the annual Euan’s Guide Access Survey, which was last conducted in 2019 (before the Covid-19 pandemic), over three-quarters of respondents (79%) said they had had a disappointing trip or had to change their plans because of poor accessibility”
  • Households with an annual income less than £10,000 are 3.6 times less likely to have an outdoor green space of their own and 40% less likely to live within 10 minutes of a local green space compared to more affluent households.
  • In England, Black people are four times more likely than people of white ethnicity to have no access to an outdoor space at home


Who is it for?

The workshop is designed for anyone who works in people and engagement, land management, strategy and policy, and facilities management.

Location: Garden Room at WWT Slimbridge, Bowditch, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT

Date: Wednesday 13th July 2022

Timings: Teas and Coffees from 9.30am, and event will start at 10.00am with end time around 3.00pm

Facilities: Buffet lunch will be provided and participants will be able to enjoy free access to the full site for the whole day.

Please fill out the form below to register your interest.

We expect this event to be very popular and places are limited.

Priority will be given to organisations with outside space and there is a maximum of 2 places per organisation. 

If you have any questions please contact