Section 3: Management Plan
Volunteer Ranger talking to visitors
In his 1945 seminal report which led to the establishment of National Parks in England and Wales, John Dower wrote:
‘National Parks are for people – especially young people - of every class and kind, from every part of the country… indeed of the world. They are not for any privileged or otherwise restricted section of the population but for all those who care to refresh their minds and spirits and to exercise their bodies in a peaceful setting of natural beauty.’
The second statutory purpose of National Park Authorities is to promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the area by the public. There are many ways in which visitors experience the National Park, for example sampling local produce from one of the Farmers Markets, walking in the footsteps of the Romans on a National Trail, climbing the crags and cycling the byways.