The Influence of Recreational Activity on Upland Ecosystems in the UK: A Review of Evidence

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The uplands are an important destination for people wishing to experience the
outdoors. These areas are also of great importance for biodiversity, landscape and
understanding the effects of recreational activity in upland areas is important to
ensuring that their use is environmentally sustainable.
This work was commissioned so that the findings could be used by all those with an
interest in or responsibility for, upland areas and to help make informed decisions
about a range of activities and how they relate to the upland environment.
Natural England commission a range of reports from external contractors to provide
evidence and advice to assist us in delivering our duties. The views in this report are
those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of Natural England.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNatural England
Number of pages216
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

Publication series

NameNatural England Evidence Review
PublisherNatural England


  • Uplands
  • Environmental management
  • Recreation
  • Climate change
  • Sustainability
  • Policy
  • Evidence based policy

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute


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