Number of visitors to outdoor recreation facilities

Monitoring

Annual number of visitors using council operated centres at outdoor recreation sites - this excludes walkers who use public footpaths

The Country Parks and Countryside Heritage Sites remain popular and are an important asset for local people and visitors. Collection of accurate visitor data has always been difficult, relying on sample counts. Following a review, a number of electronic counters have been installed at sites, which should provide more accurate figures and better coverage of our sites.  The figures being gathered now are much more accurate and will provide a better baseline going forward.

The 20/21 Q2 figure of 574,720 is lower than for the same period last year, although the figures are not necessarily comparable. The outdoor at Severn Valley was closed for six months  and then the lockdown both of which will have impacted on the figures