Photo shows an Access to Nature event at Westonbirt Arboretum

Access to Nature

Learning programme 2023

Hosted and facilitated by Barnwood Trust in collaboration with Gloucestershire LNP

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

Following on from the event at Slimbridge and the development of the work in 2022 we held a series of learning sessions throughout 2023.

The Access to Nature forum was made up of more than 20 blue and green space organisations who are either Gloucestershire-based and provide activities and services within Gloucestershire or national organisations that have specific programmes of work and staff teams serving the needs of Gloucestershire.

The purpose was to:

  • Give access to insight and data around barriers to nature and understanding its impact.
  • Support participants to listen and understand what accessing opportunities in nature for those with protected characteristics looks and feels like from experts by experience and specialist organisations
  • Connect participants to organisations and individuals who can share their good practices and relevant support, data and tools to influence and improve organisational processes and practices.

If you have any questions about this work please contact Josh, Learning Manager on

Please click here to be taken to pages where we have collated content produced throughout the year and useful resources.