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A review of the economic value of countryside recreation and sports.

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The CCPR and Sport England sought an analysis of published evidence on the economic value of countryside sport and recreation participation, including related employment. The purpose is to inform the relevant organisations and decision- and policy-making governmental bodies. It demonstrates the value and accountability of the field of countryside sport and recreation as a component of sport and recreation, of tourism, and of environmental activities broadly.

This research drew on examples from numerous published studies such as Beard et al. (2000), Cambridge Econometrics (2002), Christie and Matthews (2003) and many others. These are alongside information from extensive research on countryside, tourism, sports, environmental economics, and on landscape change and policy.

The Tourism Leisure and Environmental Change Research Unit found that whilst there is a significant body of research on countryside recreation and sport, a succinct or accepted definition of ‘the industry’ or ‘sector’ has not been established. As noted for the Horse Industry by the Henley Report (2004) a concise industry definition forms a key pillar for any work. It allows meaningful measurement, and an appreciation of the ‘common ground’ between the industry’s component sectors. Taking a stand similar to Henley for horses, we define the industry as encompassing all activity that has countryside recreation and sport as its focus and activity that, in some reasonable capacity, caters for such an industry.

  

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Reference : Rotherham, I D. Egan, D. Egan, E. (2005). A review of the economic value of countryside recreation and sports. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University

 

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