Audience and Access Development Plan for the Upper Derwent Valley

02

MAR, 2017

REPORT

(Telltale Interpretation for the Peak District National Park Authority/Forestry Commission/Severn Trent Water, et al, 2006)

As part of a wider conservation management plan for the popular Upper Derwent Valley in the Peak District National Park, the study involved examining day to day use of the main visitor centre through comprehensive survey work.

Upper Derwent Valley Trail Signs.

Photograph by Andrew McCloy

It looked at the nature and motivation of people’s visits, modes of travel, attitudes to the national park, spending behaviour, etc, as well as an audit of the recreational choices available in and around the location (paths and trails, events, courses, facilities for different user groups and possible areas of conflict).

“Part of a wider conservation management plan for the popular Upper Derwent Valley”

The recommendations included improvements in physical access and more opportunities for people with disabilities and mobility problems, re-routing specific paths and cycle routes, better promotion of coordinated public transport, and a reconfiguration of the main visitor centre and its car parking arrangements.

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