The development of sustainable, multi-functional landscapes in rural areas: a case study of a Norfolk Broads river valley

Lead Research Organisation: University of East Anglia
Department Name: Environmental Sciences


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Description Recreational landscape functions/services within the area studied are negatively affected by poor connectivity of access routes.
Exploitation Route Connectivity of rural routes for a variety of recreational users (on foot, horse and bicycle) is important for increasing recreational activity in these areas but is poorly served by existing data. Improvements could benefit both local populations and visitors, in terms of both health/activity levels and tourism. These findings can be acted on by local authorities and other mapping agencies, to both improve data and then account for connectivity when reviewing access provision.
Sectors Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism

Description Using Google maps interface to collect spatial data - countryside recreation survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The HTML/Javascript code for data collection, implementing Google Maps to collect spatial responses.

No notable impact that I am aware of.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011