NRW Forest Recreation Areas

Natural Resources Wales

A recreation area feature which is managed and has a physical boundary (e.g. a car park, play area or building). There are a number of Asset Types

-  Vehicle: Purpose built and installed NRW asset, or regularly used natural feature, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Car park, layby,

- Visitor area: Purpose built and installed NRW asset, which has management activity and investment (e.g. BBQ area, picnic, education, events, arboretum).

- Sports: Purpose built and installed NRW asset (or sub-let), which has management activity and investment (e.g. Archery, bike park, ropes course, GoApe,

- Building: Purpose built and installed NRW asset, which has management activity and investment. Visitor centre, toilet, cycle hire, catering, shelter,

- Play: NRW area designated for play activities, which has management activity and investment (Deb building, play area, paddling).

- Accommodation: Purpose built and installed NRW asset, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Camp site, cabin site, caravan site, wild camp

- Ponds/Lakes: Natural or man-made feature, which has management activity and investment (Natural, fishing, model boats, duck flighting).

- Concert: NRW area designated for concert activities, which has management activity and investment (Stage, backstage, viewing area).

Additionally these asset types are expanded on using a range of Asset Subtypes; Car Park Layby BBQ Area Picnic Archery Bike Park Water Sports Visitor Centre Toilet Cycle Hire Information Office Wildlife Hide Heritage building Shelter Den Building Play Area - Formal Play Area - Wild Paddling Camp Site Cabin Site Caravan site Natural Fishing Model Boars Duck Flighting Stage Back stage Viewing Area Woodland Bays Events Go Ape Climbing Education Ropes courses Catering Forest Classroom Retail Outlet Arboretum Memorial Trees Wild Camp Area.

Please be aware that the primary use of these datasets is internal recreation management, as such we request that they are not used in any internet application or publication without Natural Resources Wales' prior approval.

A full list of the coded values used in the dataset can be found here.

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Web Map Service (WMS) WMS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wms/nrw (inspire-nrw:NRW_GB_RECREATION_AREAS)
Web Feature Service (WFS) WFS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wfs (inspire-nrw:NRW_GB_RECREATION_AREAS)