Cumbria’s landscapes provide so many opportunities for improving the health and wellbeing of Cumbrian residents.  We ask the new authority members to:

  • Recognise the many benefits of interacting with nature, particularly on our mental and physical health
  • Protect and enhance our green spaces and the rural environment, for the benefit of people and wildlife
  • Support social prescribing schemes and services across Cumbria.
  • Campaign for incorporating outdoor learning into the curriculum for all schools in Cumbria. Every young person should have access to the outdoors as an essential part of learning and personal development, no matter their circumstances. Climate Anxiety is on the rise particularly amongst young people, outdoor learning will help build connections to the natural world, help young people explore the impact of climate change on a local level and become actively involved in the improvement of their local environment.
  • Support the creation and retention of landscape-based jobs and countryside management skills initiatives