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Recreational Activities NHPP Activity 2B3

Results of work carried out 2011-2015, about reducing damage to our heritage brought about by some recreational pursuits. This formed part of the National Heritage Protection Plan.

Cave sites such as the one pictured can contain archaeological evidence that may unintentionally be vulnerable through some activities of cavers
Cave sites such as the one pictured can contain archaeological evidence that may unintentionally be vulnerable through some activities of cavers

Scope of research

Accidental or unthinking damage to England's heritage can be the regrettable by-product of some leisure activities. These leisure pursuits include "off-roading" (off road driving), sports diving, sailing, caving and metal-detecting (to be distinguished from criminal activities such as illicit metal-detecting known as 'nighthawking').

Action taken 

We assessed the effects of a range of land-based, marine and inter-tidal recreational activities on heritage assets and places, to inform forthcoming guidance.

Mountain bikes and off-road vehicles can quickly erode historic earthworks
Mountain bikes and off-road vehicles can quickly erode historic earthworks

Intended heritage protection results

This NHPP strand aimed to help protect our heritage by increasing awareness of the issues amongst leisure groups, relevant organisations and individuals.

Links to other NHPP activities

 

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