Recreation : Land-based recreation

The potential effects of land-based recreation

In this report, land-based recreational activities are defined as those which take place only on land (e.g. walking, horse riding), but which may affect intertidal or offshore areas of mSACs. The infrastructure required for land-based activities, such as car parking, is considered but infrastructure used primarily for water-based activities is covered in the relevant section.

  • Land-based activities can include:

  • walking/hiking/dog walking

  • horse riding

  • beach recreation

  • bait digging/species collection

  • wildlife watching

  • angling/wildfowling and hunting

  • cycling/recreational vehicles

The following specific environmental issues associated with these activities are considered in this chapter: