Recreation value

We will estimate the potential social benefits provided by farmland by estimating its recreation value across Great Britain.

To do this, we will combine the UKCEH Land cover and Crop maps with data on the proximity to settlements, footpath density and car parks. 

We will combine this information with surveys of how people experience the natural environment, including:

Finally, we will explore downscaling these associations to specific features in farmed landscapes, such as wildflower meadows, using smartphone data (e.g. Strava app).