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Connect with nature

Outdoor visits and engagement with nature during the Coronavirus lockdown wave 2

Overview

Organisation:
NatureScot

Media type:
Research

Topic:
Connect with nature

Setting:
Employees / workplace, Community, Families / residential, Individuals, Town centres / Urban, Pupils & students / education, Leisure & recreation / tourism, Countryside / Rural

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Outdoor visits and engagement with nature during the Coronavirus lockdown wave 2
NatureScot has published the second wave of research into how our relationship with the outdoors and nature has changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, carried out in partnership with Scottish Forestry, the Cairngorms National Park Authority and Paths for All.

Key statistics

80%
had visited the outdoors at least once a week
70%
felt visiting the outdoors had helped them to de-stress
49%
expect to increase their time outdoors
Participation
is lower in some groups including older people, less affluent people and those in poor health.
Wave 2 of the survey, undertaken in September 2020, relates to outdoor visits and engagement with nature during the period from around mid-August to mid-September. Where appropriate, comparisons have been made with the results from Wave 1 of the survey which covered the initial lockdown period from March to May.
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