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Public access to woodlands and forests: a rapid evidence review

This report was commissioned as ‘a review’ of existing literature on public access to woodlands with the aim of identifying the extent of use, motivations and well-being benefits gained from trees, woodlands and forest and highlighting interventions that have been successfully applied to encourage public access and enhance public benefit. A multi-level approach was developed to (a) issue a call for evidence; (b) identify existing relevant literature from academic databases on access, well-being and barriers to access; (c) identify evaluative evidence (academic and grey literature) of mechanisms and interventions that have been used to encourage and enable public access; and (d) identify lessons concerning which mechanisms and interventions are most effective.
Type of Case
Printed publication (book, sourcebook, journal article…)
Forestry Commission UK
Boreal, Temperate
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Multiple use