Staying safe whilst enjoying Earth Trust’s green spaces this bank holiday weekend

With the easing of travel restrictions and people valuing time outdoors more than ever, we had record visitor numbers at the Wittenham Clumps, across the Earth Trust Farm as well as at other popular community nature spaces last week. So, ahead of the bank holiday weekend we’re asking for your help.

People and places go hand in hand, and looking after our health and mental wellbeing is a key benefit of being outdoors in our green spaces. Over the last critical weeks they’ve provided space to think, places to walk, and a chance to escape to nature. And as Mental Health Awareness Week draws to a close, we know how important our green spaces will be again this weekend for everyone.

Please help us to look after our precious spaces and people that need them by considering:

  • Which green spaces are closest to you? Although more people are visiting all our special places, many of which can be reached on bike or foot if you live nearby. You may also like to test our new digital map
  • If you are travelling to one of our green places by car then please park considerately.
  • Early morning and evening visits are usually quieter – and you’re more likely to see some of our resident wildlife.
  • Please adhere to social distancing at all times and wash hands before and after your visit. Our full guidelines for visiting can be found here 

“It so important right now that we can access the benefits of nature-rich green space and we know that many more people are looking to the Earth Trust to support them through this crisis.  We are doing our very best to ensure these green spaces are open and accessible: please help us support you and stay safe”.  Jayne Manley, Chief Executive

Thank you for your support and understanding so that we can continue sharing our amazing green spaces.

 

 

 

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