Paths for All have put together Walking with Nature backpacks to encourage and help people to care for the local areas where they walk and cycle.
The waterproof backpacks contain a tool bag with gardening gloves, secateurs, a foldable litter picker, bin bags and biodegradable wipes, and are available to individuals and community groups free of charge.
These simple tools enable people to quickly prune back overhanging branches, pick up litter and clean signs to keep local areas pleasant. If paths are attractive and not overgrown, they are more likely to be used for regular active travel and recreation to reduce pollution and improve people’s health.
The backpacks also contain a nature bag, which help to develop a deeper connection with nature through spending more time observing wildlife and plants. This includes a magnifying glass and cup, binoculars and a waterproof identification chart, to help nature spotters figure out what they have found.
If you would like to obtain a pack for your community council or other local group, then please email: email@example.com