The Visitor Safety in the Countryside Group undertakes work in a variety of environments. We have included some of our work in a selection of online case studies. All of them have Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF versions available for download.
- Blythe Waters, West Midlands
Reducing risk to anglers from overhead power lines
- Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, Cheshire
How ‘soft engineering’ techniques applied to the landscape can be used to discourage unwanted behaviour.
- Carnewas, Cornwall
Control of risk at a popular coastal site, including consideration of the need for cliff edge fencing.
- Dalby Forest, North York Moors
How to provide a wide range of leisure and recreation facilities with minimum disturbance to the landscape.
- Fort George, Moray Firth, Scotland
Dealing with unguarded drops in a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
- Gas Street Basin, Birmingham
Safety Management in a very busy urban waterfront environment.
- Kingsford Forest Park, Kidderminster
Reducing risk from mountain biking in a country park.
- Lord’s Rake, Scafell, Lake District
Why signs have been erected in a mountain landscape to ensure walkers are aware of specially high risk from rock falls.
- People’s Park, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Safety measures at an historic urban water feature, without detracting too much from the historic detail of the park
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Llangollen Canal
Reducing risk using management controls, rather than physical intervention, to avoid damaging the exceptional heritage asset value of a site.
- Shorne Fort, North Kent
Risk assessment helps to turn an historic fort from a liability to an asset.
- Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland
Creating a marked path around the perimeter of a prehistoric village to reduce the risk of visitors falling.
- Skellig Michael, County Kerry
Visitor risk management of a wild, remote and undeveloped island that is also a World Heritage Site.
- South Stack Cliffs, Ynys Mon
Risk assessment on a well visited coastal path leads to a decision not to erect cliff edge fencing.
- Westonbirt Old Arboretum Play Trail
How the Forestry Commission encourages families to experience trees through hands-on nature play.
- Wigmore, Herefordshire
English Heritage’s approach to visitor safety at a remote ruined castle, restored in its natural ruinous state, without the normal safety infrastructure.