Moor Surveys For The Peak
Moors For The Future is going to be questioning Peak District visitors this summer as part of an ongoing research project into visitor attitudes and awareness.
Posted: 29 June 2005
If you're out in the Peak Distirct and find yourself collared by a
clipboard-wielding research person, don't panic, they're not delving
into your freakish shopping habits, but conducting the second part of
a major visitor survey on behalf of the Moors For The Future
The survey is aimed at gathering more information about how
visitors use the Peak moors. In the words of Catherine Flitcroft,
Moors for the Future Research Manager:
"This unique visitor survey will record the nature of the public's
visit to the moors and their awareness of a range of management
"This valuable information will help advise on the best ways to
communicate with visitors and to help protect moorland habitats and
wildlife into the future."
Visitors will be asked to complete a short questionnaire at 14 key
selected access points across the area and given a more extensive
post-back questionnaire to fill in later, with a £50 prize draw
incentive to get them writing.
The first phase of the surveys took place last year and will be
repeated three times this year; now, September and December. The
results will be compiled into a report and used to improve
infortmation for visitors to the moors in future.
You can find out more about the excellent Moors For The Future
project at www.moorsforthefuture.org.uk
Discuss this story