Large numbers of people living within a short journey of the Black Down and Burrington Commons. As a result the commons face pressure from a high volume of visitors to the site. Many of these visitors are attracted by the splendid views from Beacon Batch which can be accessed from many directions.
We need to monitor the numbers of visitors using different routes in the commons and also they type of visitors (walkers, cyclists, horse riders). To do this electronic monitoring devices will be installed at key entry points to the commons to gather data that we can use to target our resources appropriately in the future.
Things to do
We need help in collecting data from the monitoring equipment so we can record the number and types of visitors. Training will be provided so there is no need to worry about not being able to help.
So if you have a couple of hours to spare every three months and would like to take part in this important survey work then contact Stuart Bardsley, Discovering Black Down Project Officer.