Mansfield is one of the UK's greenest property hotspots

Mansfield is among the top 20 places in the UK which are best for escaping into nature.

By Shelley Marriott
Friday, 11th June 2021, 7:21 pm

The Body Shop has uncovered the best places in Great Britain to trade in the hustle and bustle of London life for.

To find out which cities are the best for those wanting to take the leap, it launched the study using the following key factors:

- urban greenspace per person;

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Titchfield Park in Mansfield

- air quality;

- number of forests and walking trails across Great Britain

Mansfield made it into the top 20 appearing in the 17th spot. It scored 2.86 for air quality, 35 per cent for urban noise pollution, 57.0 square metres for urban greenspace per person and it has 46 parks/forest in the county and two walking trails.

According to the index, Plymouth is the best city for escaping into nature, with 54 parks and forests, and 30 walking trails in the county.

Plymouth is followed by fellow lustrous south-western towns of Torbay, Exeter and Bournemouth.

Public parks and urban greenspace are very popular in cities and large towns since they offer a nature haven in highly populated areas.

This means that they can get busy and feel less peaceful than desired, something we all experienced over lockdown.

The cities that offer the largest amount of greenspace per person are Swansea, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, each offering over 100 square meters of greenspace for every city-goer.

Unsurprisingly, the super populated cities of London and Manchester have the lowest amount of greenspace per city resident, followed by Wolverhampton and Coventry.