Consultation launch about future of the great outdoors

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Ramblers’ Association leaders are heading to the Peak District to kick off a ‘big conversation to define a vision for the future of the outdoors’.

The national park has been chosen because it was where the mass trespass of Kinder Scout took place in 1932, which led to a change in the law allowing access to hikers and ramblers.

The launch takes place on Wednesday at The Moorland Centre, Edale Visitor Centre, Fieldhead, Edale.

A spokesman for the association said: “We want everyone to ‘Go all out’ and tell us what they think makes the outdoors great, so we can work together to keep it that way.

“To start the debate, we’re heading back to where it all began.

“But what are the challenges today? Is the main concern climate change, pollution, or the loss of wildlife and green space?

“Or perhaps the big issue is encouraging people from all ages to be active.

“We want to know what could make those outings even more enjoyable.

“Over the coming months, we’ll be in shops, pubs and parks, on hilltops, paths and beaches, talking to everyone who likes to get outdoors.”