England’s green and natural spaces have provided solace for the population during the pandemic. Natural England’s People and Nature Survey shows that 70% of adults are spending time outside at least once a week1. This increase in demand, while bringing many much-needed benefits to society in terms of health and wellbeing, has placed pressure on our wild spaces and those species and people whose lives and livelihoods depend on them. This document summarises the key findings from a quantitative survey of stakeholders conducted during winter 2020/21 to inform work to refresh the Countryside Code. A total of 3,801 responses were received. In interpreting these results, it is important to note that seasonal factors may have influenced the salience of some issues.
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