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Access to woodlands and greenspace is beneficial for mental and physical health and well-being. But many groups of people fail to visit and enjoy this natural environment. Forest Research interviewed people from under-represented community groups to find out what prevents them from visiting nearby woods and greenspace (four urban/peri-urban sites and one remote location on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula).
Complexity: barriers to access are a complex combination of many factors, but are most affected by the local context and the life stage of users
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