Gloucestershire's Urban Areas
Gloucestershire is often considered to be a rural county, full of countryside and nature, so many people might be surprised to hear that Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (GWT) has an urban programme of work. The county has two major settlements and only one city, Gloucester, which is ranked the 53rd most populated in the country.
There are pockets of extreme deprivation in the city of Gloucester, with some areas being ranked in the 10% most deprived in the country (according to the Indices of Multiple Deprivation). In some areas of Gloucester 40% of households don’t have access to a car, compared with 26% across England. These factors often result in lack of access to the countryside and less engagement with nature.