|This web page links to various resources about wilderness mapping in Britain.
From here you can access a range of information about Wilderness Britain.
On-line participatory GIS to decide where the wildest and most remote places are in Britain
Details of the Wilderness Britain Seminar Series
Take part in the Defining "Wilderness" questionnaire Part 1 (for the general public) or Part 2 for countryside professionals and organisations only.
System developed by the CCG's on-line democracy group
Last updated 19 August 2002.
This web site aims to bring together a range of resources relating to Wilderness Britain. For sometime now several researchers have been interested in the concept of Wilderness Britain. The objectives of this on-going work are as follows:
- Provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of ideas relating to social, cultural and environmental perspectives on 'Wilderness Britain';
- Pool a broad knowledge base pertaining to the role of the 'wild' in recreation and conservation;
- Seek expert opinions and input from other countries with a long history of wilderness preservation and management (e.g. USA) and from those recently adopting wilderness as a designated land use (e.g. Italy and Finland);
- Examine the social causes behind the recent upsurge in popularity of outdoor recreation in Britain and identify the social and environmental implications for wild land;
- Foster discourse and collaboration between the academic community and professional bodies and user organisations on the subject of wild land management; and
- To use this forum to formulate general policy recommendations and specific recommendations regarding the new National Parks Act in Scotland and re-wilding of existing national parks in England and Wales.
||For further details contact:
Dr. Steve Carver
School of Geography
University of Leeds