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Google Maps data shows most popular lockdown outdoor city locations

The pandemic has meant that the great outdoors has never been in greater demand – especially for those holed up in urban areas.

Now Google Maps has revealed the most popular outdoor locations for a stretch of the legs for residents in the UK’s major cities, based on what people searched for using the tool from February 1 to October 20.

In London, the No1 spot is Richmond Park, followed by Hampstead Heath, Battersea Park, Hyde Park and Epping Forest.

Google Maps has revealed the most popular outdoor locations for a stretch of the legs for residents in the UK’s major cities. Richmond Park, pictured, is the No1 spot for Londoners

For locals in Edinburgh the 823ft-high ancient volcano known as Arthur’s Seat, pictured, is the best place to relieve lockdown tensions

In Manchester Piccadilly Gardens takes first place, with Heaton Park in the runner-up spot, Delamere Forest third, Fletcher Moss Park fourth and Dunham Massey, which has a deer park covering 192 acres, in fifth.

Liverpudlians, according to the Google Maps numbers, are most likely to visit Sefton Park to relieve the cabin fever, followed by Crosby Beach, Delamere Forest and Calderstone Park.

The most popular outdoor spot for those in Birmingham is apparently the 524-acre Lickey Hills, followed by Cannon Hill Park, Clent Hills and Sutton Park.

In Manchester Piccadilly Gardens (pictured) takes first place, with Heaton Park in the runner-up spot

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