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Britain is greener than you think

One of the glorious benefits of living in Britain is the beautiful diverse green countryside with its thousands of miles of accessible paths - a walker's dream. But have you ever stopped to wonder exactly what proportion of Britain's land is built upon and what proportion is green?

Well this is a question that BBC Journalist Mark Easton decided to investigate in June this year and the result may be surprising to many. The urban landscape accounts for 10.6% of England, 1.9% of Scotland, 3.6% of Northern Irelandold footpathand 4.1% of Wales. Good news in itself, but the urban landscape includes parks, gardens, allotments, rivers and sports pitches and when these are removed from the equation Mark concludes that only 2% of Britain is built on. Yes, just 2%. So... why not make the most of our green and pleasant land with an iFootpath walk to explore beautiful Britain.

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