Exmoor Landscape Perceptions Study


Published Report

This project, commissioned by Exmoor National Park Authority and the Exmoor Society, took place over the course of a year, and examined how members of the public perceive each of the nine different landscape types within the National Park. Data was recorded and analysed on how the public describe each of the landscape types, how they feel when they are there, the ways in which they value the landscape, and their observations of positive and negative changes in the landscape. The management recommendations at the end of the study are currently informing the review of the Exmoor National Park Management Plan. The project features as a case study in the Landscape Institute position statement on Landscape and Public Health (2013).