Image by Matt from London
Weird stats aside, they've put together guided walks around our parks and green spaces to encourage us to get out walking. (Remember: a nice meander and an ice cream does not really count as exercise.) The scheme launched in Lewisham which, as all South East Londoners keep insisting to Islingtonites, has some gorgeous greenery. But we're disappointed: only two of Lewisham's walks are out of working hours (and one of those is an ungodly 7am start on Sundays). It looks pretty similar across the rest of London. For those of us who feel running for the tube at rush hour doesn't give enough exercise, maps will be available in doctor's surgeries.
Natural England are also campaigning for improvements to parks and more public spaces to be opened up, something we can only say "yay!" to.