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Dog Walking Survey

We are seeking information on dog walking behaviour on our heathlands in the South Downs National Park. Heathlands Reunited has commissioned independent research consultancy, Collingwood Environmental Planning, to undertake a survey on this topic.

The Heathlands Reunited Project is promoting a campaign, Take the Lead to encourage responsible dog walking on heathlands and other habitats.  This survey will provide a current snapshot and will be repeated in 2 years to assess the success of the campaign. 

The survey is aimed at those who walk dogs in the South Downs National Park including dog owners, as well as those who walk dogs for others, such as dog walking professionals.

The survey is voluntary and your opinions and experiences will be very valuable.  The questionnaire takes on average no more than 10 minutes, and does not ask for personally identifiable data.

The survey results will be used to inform project activities aimed at conserving and improving heathlands sites and will contribute to a report.

Please CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY  before Friday 26th October 2018