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Five simple ways to help your adult get into the wild

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“We need to reconnect children with nature!”, sound the cries of environmental organisations. Our children are suffering from nature deficit disorder, they’ve lost the right to roam, they have too much screen time. Charities such as the National Trust and the movement Project Wild Thing have both been working hard over the past few years to reverse these trends.

But what about us? I argue that it is perhaps those in their 20s and 30s who are our vital audience. Most of us are yet to have children, some of us may not ever have a family. We don’t have the excuse to go to the park. Many of us have been hauling ourselves up a career ladder where the rungs have been kicked out due to the “economic climate”. We’re earning to pay rent to someone else to live in houses we’re barely present in, all because we…

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