As the press has recently highlighted, walking is both an expression as well as a means to develop positive relationships with the outdoors. But is the ‘outdoors’ a flat realm within the Anthropocene? The inequalities of urban inhabitation are widely known and talked about. Since COVID-19 blurred the boundaries of the private and public while extending the urban lives beyond the urban perimeters, those same inequalities were extended and made more visible, too.
Recently formed minority groups that explore the green areas were given a boost by COVID-19. FootstepsNW is one of these initiatives operating in the North West of the UK, working closely with CPRE, the Countryside Charity – Lancashire, Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester.