State of the Park Report

State of the Park Report 2014

The purpose of the State of the Park Report 2014 is to give an indication of trends in relation to 18 indicators within the six Management Plan themes (see below). The data will be monitored and updated every 2/3 years.

The whole document can be found here(note that the whole document is very large, around 13mb, and may take a long time to download). You may want to download the relevant Theme/Chapter from the report according to the headings below:


Theme 1: Managing Park Landscapes to Maximise Conservation and Public Benefits

Theme 2: Conserving and Enhancing Biodiversity

Theme 3: Provide Opportunities for Outdoor Access and Recreation

Theme 4: Raising Awareness and Understanding of the Park

Theme 5: Building and Maintaining Sustainable Communities Towns and Villages

Theme 6: Sustainable Economic Development


The publication is available at a larger font size at request.

State of the Park Report 2006

The purpose of the State of the Park Report is to give an indication of trends in relation to:

  • the Park’s special qualities, environment and cultural assets
  • how well public enjoyment of these is being provided for, and
  • the well-being of the local community.

The State of the Park Report contains 23 indicators on a variety of topics.  It is a really useful source of headline data.

Download the State of the Park Report (in english) or (in welsh) if you are looking for facts on the following subjects:-

  • Conservation and Enhancement

Broadleaved tree cover; traditional field boundaries; geological SSSIs; park management; bats; breeding farmland birds; scheduled ancient monuments; listed buildings; cultural events.

  • Promoting understanding

Awareness of the National Park; visitors accessing NPA’s services; education services; visitor satisfaction; public rights of way; visitor accommodation.

  • Vibrant sustainable communities

Economic activity; employment by type of industry; tourism spend; population profile; farms and farmers; community meeting places; traffic; bus routes and service frequency.

The document also contains useful information on:-

  • The administrative boundaries affecting the National Park
  • Introductory facts and figures
  • Land ownership