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>> No. 20824 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 8:33 pm
20824 National parks must attract more ethnic minority visitors to justify name
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/29/national-parks-must-attract-ethnic-minority-visitors-justify/##

> National parks will no longer deserve the name unless they can attract more young as well as black, Asian and minority ethnic visitors, the Lake District head has said.

How do we get more of the yoofdem to start hiking and camping?
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>> No. 20825 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 8:36 pm
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>>20824
Open some fried chicken shops.
>> No. 20827 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 8:51 pm
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Fields and hills and woodland etc are naturally racist. There's nothing we can do unfortunately.
>> No. 20830 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 10:58 pm
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This is a very odd idea, I don't think it has anything to do with the parks themselves, and everything to do with the location of the parks. There's simply just fewer BAME folks that live within reasonable "visit for a day" distance to the majority of our parks, and as is even said in the article, the more accessible ones are fucking chocka in the summer, though even Windermere you really need to drive there.

I can't really speak for all of the parks or the ethnic makeup of their visitors, but there were always plenty of Asian families wandering about the Yorkshire Dales when I used to go, as a lot of Asian families live in Leeds, Bradford, etc and its relatively on their doorstep.

I also just don't think we should expect everyone in the country to be that interested in wandering around some hills. I fucking love it but I'm a sadact who thinks he's Ray Mears, most city dwellers don't give a shit about the countryside and would not enjoy camping or hiking in the slightest.
>> No. 20831 Anonymous
2nd January 2020
Thursday 12:05 am
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>>20830
>I can't really speak for all of the parks or the ethnic makeup of their visitors, but there were always plenty of Asian families wandering about the Yorkshire Dales when I used to go, as a lot of Asian families live in Leeds, Bradford, etc and its relatively on their doorstep.

There were more ethnics than I was expecting last time I went to the Peak District, even if they didn't seem to stray too far from the visitor centre.
>> No. 20832 Anonymous
2nd January 2020
Thursday 6:10 am
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What happens if nothing changes? Can we expect a slew of snide newspaper articles with titles such as "The Lake District is Whiter than Kendal Mint Cake"?
>> No. 20833 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 2:31 pm
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I can see their reasoning. Being born and living all my life in a major city, you never actually go out into the national parks or any sort of woods. It's also generational thing, since my parents never done it too. There's a weird distrust against forests, etc.

One good way to fix this would be to have school kids going out to a national park once a year, probably in the summer before school ends. You also pick up a few handy skills. Lacking those skills, and not even knowing what to wear is a massive issue for people who never venture out to these places.

Would also be handy to try and encourage (force) under 15 year olds to join boys/girls scouts, etc. My school was good enough that they took us to a national park once, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I went out of my way to learn a few things, and I have been hiking once a year now. I never knew I liked fishing and hiking until I tried it.

These sort of things should really be encouraged. I believe that being more connected to our environment has a positive impact on our well-being, and makes us better, well-rounded people.

Failing all that, I would be okay with conscription being a thing again.
>> No. 20834 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 2:34 pm
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>>20833
>There's a weird distrust against forests, etc.

What does this mean? Not being a dick, genuinely not sure what a distrust of forests means.
>> No. 20835 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 3:06 pm
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>Richard Leafe, chief executive of the Cumbrian attraction warned that national parks must become more diverse to justify continued public funding.

It almost reads as a warning; "we could lose our national parks because people think they're too white". I wonder if activities primarily patroned by ethnics would be considered such. Are there any?

>Government-commissioned report into the future of Britain’s protected landscapes in September, which criticised national parks for making people feel insufficiently welcome.
The only thing that make me feel unwelcome is the general rule on bonfires and camping. All they'd need to do is install a few pre-approved firepits and camping areas.

>>20833
Perhaps it's a personal thing. I've loved forests and woodland since a young child - somehow feel at peace among them.
>> No. 20836 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 4:15 pm
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Only a matter of time until the incursion of Laplanders on our sacred isle demand we desecrate our national parks with igloos and the like.
>> No. 20837 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 4:27 pm
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>>20836
Yeah, you seem lovely.
>> No. 20838 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 4:53 pm
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>>20836
I don't think the climate is right for that even in the mountains.
>> No. 20839 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 5:33 pm
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>>20836
They'd get lost in the wilderness because they only know how to find East.
>> No. 20840 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 5:33 pm
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Looking through the Defra report, there's little mention of so called threats to funding but a concern of the 'national' status in symbolic terms:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/833726/landscapes-review-final-report.pdf

The report looks like it was drawn-up by bored civil servants keen to say the right things and, similarly, the interviewees talked about circular problems, such as feelings of being stared at, rather than racist owls. It argues for various unsexy things like mandating that all children should spend a night under the stars and highlights that various diversity successful programmes exist but they tend to suffer funding trouble.

Slow news day.
>> No. 20841 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 7:54 pm
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>>20836

I'd be completely down for building Al Aqsa 2: Electric Boogaloo in the middle of the Yorkshire moors.

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