Best of Both Worlds
Best of Both Worlds is a management approach which helps increase opportunities for the responsible pursuit of adventure activities, outdoor sports and recreation, such as canoeing, cycling, walking and climbing. At the same time, it is committed to conservation of the sensitive environments in which they take place – the nature conservation interests, cultural heritage and landscapes we all value.
The Forestry Commission of Great Britain is the government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Britain's forests and woodlands.
Ministry of Defence
More than two-thirds of Defence Estates' land is considered to be ‘rural estate' and is held solely for the purpose of training the armed forces. Encompassing 3,600 sites, the land-which makes up 1% of the UK's land mass-includes 171 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), 700 scheduled archaeological monuments, 50,000 service homes and more than 800 listed buildings. It also has more than 700 rural tenants and licensees.
With more than 350 historic houses, gardens and monuments in its care, as well as tracts of coastal, farm- and moorland, the Trust remains one of our most important national institutions.
The Crown Estate
The Crown Estate is a diverse property business valued at more than £7 billion. It has been trusted to manage a wide range of properties across the UK including commercial and retail properties. In the country, it includes agricultural land, parkland and forestry. It includes shopping centres, business parks, farms and housing, as well as over half the foreshore and almost all of the seabed around the UK.
The RSPB has 200 nature reserves across the UK covering almost 130,000 hectares, home to 80% of our rarest or most threatened bird species.
Play England works to give children and young people in England regular access to free, inclusive, local play provision and play space.
Play Scotland works to promote the importance of play for all children and young people, and campaigns to create increased play opportunities in the community.
Play Wales is an independent charity funded by the Welsh Government through the Department for Health and Social Services.
Playboard Northern Ireland
PlayBoard is the leading agency for the development and promotion of children and young people's play in Northern Ireland. To this end, the organisation provides a range of innovative services designed to strengthen service delivery through advice, support, training and tailored provision.
Leave No Trace Ireland
Leave No Trace is an Outdoor Ethics Programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research, and partnerships.
Countryside Access & Activities Network
The Northern Ireland Countryside Access and Activities Network (CAAN) is an umbrella organisation, which brings together all groups and bodies, which have an interest in, or involvement in outdoor recreation in Northern Ireland...
With funding from the Rural Development Program for England and a partnership with online travel expert responsibletravel.com, Our Land has set out to create new parameters for sustainable and responsible tourism in the protected landscapes. Through their website, you can discover wild camping, treehouses, secluded self catering cottages, quirky B&Bs, boutique hotels and plenty of budget accommodation…
Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library - New Zealand
The Knowledge Library is for all those working or interested in sport and recreation in New Zealand – practitioners, researchers, students, policy makers and planners.