Now published: CJS Focus on Recreation in association with the Outdoor Recreation Network

21 pages in total with the lead article from the Outdoor Recreation Network. Following a very successful seminar on the topic “ People and Dogs in the Outdoors” ORN are now able to share good practice gained from the event.
Rosliston Forestry centre has been playing host to groups of Nordic Walkers for over ten years; find out what Nordic Walking is from British Nordic Walking CIC.
Lee Valley Park runs for 26 miles broadly aligned with the natural course of the river Lea, attracting over 7.1m visits each year. Read about the many challenges the Park Authority has in managing such a large recreation offer.
Outdoors visits are at a record high according to Scottish Natural Heritage. Read about some of the data on which the claim is based.
ORVal – The Outdoor Recreation Valuation Tool was developed by the University of Exeter’s Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute. Find out more about how you can use the evidence within the tool to make the case for enhancing recreational assets.
National Trail Officer for Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path, Jack Davidson, discusses how good data gathering and interpretation can help to grow visitor numbers, whilst minimising the impact of recreation.
England’s community forestry movement kicked off in the 1990s, one of the original forests, the Mersey Forest describes the growing value of England’s urban woodlands and the increasing opportunities for access & recreation within them.
Rob Sayers, Owner & Editor of Active Outdoors provides an opinion piece about how to reverse engineer the building blocks to a resilient and healthy outdoor recreation industry.
Also information about getting involved in National Walking Month & Walk in the Woods Month this May. This edition also carries lots of adverts for organisations, resources, products & services to aid in the provision of outdoor recreation. 

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