A new research report reviewing the nature conservation impacts of recreational access to the Welsh Countryside has been commissioned by the Countryside Council for Wales.
It is increasingly recognised that recreational access to the countryside has a wide range of benefits, such as positive effects on health and well-being, economic benefits and an enhanced understanding of and connection with the natural environment. There are also negative effects of access, however, as people’s presence in the countryside can impact on the nature conservation interest of sites. This report reviews these potential impacts to the Welsh countryside, and we go on to discuss how such impacts could be mapped across the entirety of Wales.
To download a copy of the report please click here.