Countryside Recreation Site Management: A Marketing Approach by Ian Keirle

By Ian Keirle

Nation-state game has turn into an more and more renowned rest job, with rural sport supplying an break out from the stresses of existence within the sleek urban. hence, the pressures on managers of geographical region activity websites are more than ever sooner than. this crucial new vocational textual content deals entire information at the administration of geographical region websites of every kind, from nationwide parks and history coasts to cycle paths and tourism enterprises.The ebook takes a leading edge marketing-driven method of the topic, targeting the advance of every website as a 'product' to fulfill the desires of the rest 'consumer'. It bargains step by step assistance to each administration factor, from constructing infrastructure to on-site overall healthiness and protection, and is richly supported with diagrams, images, case stories and web-links. geographical region activity website administration is a necessary source for ND, HND and measure scholars learning classes in nation-state administration, geographical region game and relaxation and Tourism and invaluable for execs with accountability for the administration of nation-state activity websites.

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There are no simple guidelines for what access is permitted where. Every site is different, and frequently the access rights confirmed on areas of land will differ depending on the exact wording on any relevant legal documentation. It is therefore vital to find all legal documentation relating to access on a site and establish precisely what rights exist where. This is best documented onto a map base for clarity. The following sources of documentation should be consulted: 1 2 3 4 5 The definitive map – under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act (1949), every local authority is obliged to record on a map all public rights of way within their boundaries.

3 An example of a completed path audit map for a fictitious country park Average widths for path sections should be estimated to the nearest 10 centimetres. The purpose of taking these measurements is to quantify how damaged the paths are and to act as a base line against which the future condition of the path can be compared. 5 shows a cross section of a path and demonstrates what is to be measured when assessing path widths. Cause of damage One of the reasons for carrying out a path audit is to quantify the condition of the paths on a site.

Were the signposts within the site clear and easy to use? Did the signposts contain enough information? Was it obvious where paths led? Was the self-guiding trail easy to follow? Visitor facilities? What were your impressions of the visitor centre? What messages do you think the interpretation was trying to get across? Were the staff in the centre friendly and helpful? Were the staff approachable? Were the toilets clean? What did you think about the quality of the refreshments served in the café?

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