And hotspots like Sherwood Forest, St. Austell and Snowdon also rank highly.
A survey of 2,000 adults found that nearly seven in ten are concerned about the impact of global warming on some of the UK’s most iconic outdoor locations.
With this rapid onset of climate change, it was found that 44 percent are willing to plan faster to visit UK attractions before they are damaged by global warming.
However, 18 percent think nature reserves in this country are already being severely damaged by a warming planet.
The study was commissioned by Runners Need and Cotswold Outdoor, as part of its #SaveOurOutdoors campaignwhich highlights the importance of protecting the outdoors that we so cherish here in the UK.
They teamed up with John Howell, an expert in environmental management and biodiversity conservation, to produce images showing what these sites could look like in the future if climate change isn’t stopped.
John Howell said: “We are seeing an increase in extreme heat waves, flooding and other weather-induced events around the world – and we have reached a point where we can no longer ignore the impact our growing population is having on our planet.
“It’s not just scientists and environmentalists who are attuned to these changes. As the survey shows, the general public is alarmed by the situation — and rightly so.
“We all need to change our behavior and find ways to alleviate the pressure we put on the environment.
“Many of the places we are so proud of in the UK are already changing dramatically, and not in a good way – although the signs of this are not yet apparent without careful study.
“These images show what these places could look like in the next 50 years if we don’t take action – and, as you can see, not only has the garbage accumulated dramatically in our countryside and coasts, but also in the lush greenery that our country is known for has greatly diminished.
‘Luckily it’s not too late yet. There is still a lot we can do, but we all need to look at our behavior and start making change.”
Nearly one in four (24 percent) believe the damage to these beauty spots will increase in the next decade, with 58 percent worrying about the state of the planet 50 years from now.
A third claim that they have noticed differences from natural beauty spots they have visited over the years due to the impact of climate change.
And nearly half (47 percent) have also witnessed environmental changes in their immediate outdoor environment.
As a result of climate change, 36 percent have limited the distance they travel when they go on vacation, and two-thirds (68 percent) recognize the importance of doing everything they can to protect natural areas.
Walking, hiking and camping emerged as the most popular activities in which Britons participate, with many also enjoying running, cycling and wild swimming.
When purchasing their equipment for this type of activity, 61 percent said it’s important that what they buy is durable and made to last, while 57 percent are less likely to buy clothes and footwear to reduce their impact on the planet. Reduce.
In fact, through OnePoll, nearly four in ten of those surveyed would consider renting outdoor gear as and when they need it.
Quality product offerings and products from brands with eco-friendly credentials and ethical practices were the top eco-considerations for shoppers when looking for new gear.
Jose Finch, Director of Runners Need and Cotswold Outdoor, said: “While everyone can do their part to protect our outdoors, we know our business has an important role to play.
“As a retailer, we don’t pretend to be perfect, but we are taking steps to minimize our impact on the planet – such as switching to 98 percent renewable energy in our stores, and partnering with the National Trust to plant 10,000 trees.
“We want to make it easier for our customers to also make conscious choices for the planet – by supporting them to buy sustainable equipment, to extend the life of products and to recycle them when they can no longer be used. to prevent objects from ending up in landfills.”