The wellbeing benefits of getting out in nature are well documented; space to breathe, beautiful scenery, outdoor exercise, slowing down to look and listen. All provide a sense of comfort and wellness in times of crisis. And where better to do that than the amazing coastline and countryside of Cornwall.
Many of us have embraced nature during the pandemic. So many in fact, that in some areas nature is taking a bit of a hit.
The picturesque woodland and open glades scenery of local hotspot Kennall Vale have been so heavily visited in recent weeks, it is causing concern. Before Coronavirus, the popular site was already experiencing issues related to a high footfall of visitors. This has now been compounded as even more people flood into the countryside to visit. The wear and tear on the Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve, increase in littering and traffic congestion are an unwanted side effect of more people enjoying nature.