The National Park Authority is promoting a campaign (‘Take the Lead’) to encourage responsible dog walking and reduce the negative impact of certain dog walking behaviours on heathland and other habitats. This survey of dog walking behaviours is a follow up to one undertaken in 2018 and will allow us to assess how dog walking behaviours have changed over the lifetime of the campaign.
Collingwood Environmental Planning has been commissioned by the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) to undertake the survey to find out more about dog walking behaviour in the heathlands of the National Park, as part of the National Lottery Heritage Funded Heathlands Reunited project.