South Downs National Park Dog Walker Survey – Complete by 26th October

The South Downs National Park Authority, as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Heathlands Reunited is seeking information on dog walking behaviour in the heathlands of 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.

We are really keen to hear from as many dog walkers as possible, so please do share this survey link with other dog walkers in your area.

If you have any queries about this survey, please email:

Many thanks for your help,

Katy Sherman

Heathlands Reunited Activities and Engagement Officer
South Downs National Park Authority

Tel: 01730 819320
Tel: 07785425937

South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH