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England Leisure Visits Survey - WC03003


All (National) Parks Visitor Survey – A major year round survey of the volume and characteristics of recreational visits to National Parks based on household interviews within park visitor catchments.

Major survey to assess volume of visits to English National Parks and visitor/visit characteristics. Project aims to determine visitor pressure, economic value of visits, activities undertaken and reasons for non-visiting. The last survey of this type took place in 1994 and remains the only basis currently available for estimating NP visitor numbers. A new survey is one of the recommendations of the 2002 Review of English National Park Authorities and will provide vitally needed indicator data on the second primary purpose of National Parks. As
well as providing a national picture of the importance of National Parks as resources for public recreation and tourism, the survey will yield information on the relative funding needs of individual parks.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2007

Cost: £209,250
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Countryside Agency
Access to Countryside              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Wildlife Conservation