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dc.contributor.authorWatts, Gregory R.
dc.contributor.authorBauer, J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-15T20:12:54Z
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-27T11:41:35Z
dc.date.available2021-07-15T20:12:54Z
dc.date.available2021-07-27T11:41:35Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationWatts G and Bauer J (2022) Tranquillity trails – design, implementation and benefits for healthy leisure. World Leisure Journal. 64(2): 156-165.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18566
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractTranquillity trails (TTs) are designed to provide a quiet and peaceful walk through mainly leafy lanes and roads and connect green open spaces where visitors can stop for thought and relaxation. There are numerous health benefits from being in close proximity to nature and TTs can facilitate this contact in mainly urban areas. This study involved the design of a trail in Tramore, a coastal town in south east Ireland. The trail links an old coastguard station, now converted to a cultural centre and coffee shop, with a Japanese garden. The trail includes a coastal path with fine views across a bay, wooded areas as well as leafy residential streets. The design of the trail was facilitated by the use of a previous developed tranquillity rating prediction tool (TRAPT) that involved the estimation of the level of man-made noise and the percentage of natural features in view. Participants who had completed the whole of the trail were encouraged to complete a questionnaire to gauge any benefits. As expected, it was reported that there were increased levels of relaxation and reduced stress. It was concluded that the approach can be used elsewhere to improve the well-being of residents and visitors.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1080/16078055.2021.1927165en_US
dc.rights© 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.en_US
dc.subjectTranquillityen_US
dc.subjectTrailen_US
dc.subjectHealth and well-beingen_US
dc.titleTranquillity trails – design, implementation and benefits for healthy leisureen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2021-03-22
dc.date.application2021-07-12
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.date.updated2021-07-15T19:13:04Z
refterms.dateFOA2021-07-27T11:42:08Z
dc.openaccess.statusGreenen_US


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