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East Midlands' folk love their outdoor spaces, survey says

There are plenty of places to explore in the East Midlands.
There are plenty of places to explore in the East Midlands.

Residents in the East Midlands love the region's outdoor spaces, according to a poll.

Sykes Holiday Cottages found 81 per cent of local folk say they are most likely to visit national parks, public parks and forests close to them.

The area has the highest percentage in the UK when it comes to residents visiting outdoor spaces every month - 17 per cent - and four per cent every weekend.

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Nationally, five per cent of people make an effort once a month and three per cent enjoy Britain's rural gems every weekend.

Commenting on the findings, James Shaw, chief marketing officer at Sykes Holiday Cottages, said: "A holiday in the UK is a brilliant way of discovering the best that Britain has to offer. Whether you're by the coast or inland, exploring flora and fauna is great fun for children and grown-ups. And, as we've learned, the British Isles is home to so much just waiting to be discovered."