Your movement matters – survey translated into six languages

Click here for the survey!

The Your movement matters research team have commissioned translation of the survey into six languages; Welsh, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Polish and Bengali. Survey respondents can now select their preferred language on the opening page.

Your movement matters is a collaborative research project funded by eight of the UK’s leading walking, climbing and outdoor leisure organisations, examining the demographics of people who participate in the different styles of walking and climbing.

“It's important to us that the survey and research are inclusive of the Black and Global Majority and linguistic minority communities in our society," explained Professor Vini Lander, Director of the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality at Leeds Beckett University. “These translations are an effort to ensure that people from a wide range of communities can access and engage in this really important survey.”

The survey has already been completed by over 3,000 people in the UK and Ireland and will remain open until 8th June. The results will be used across the sector to improve access to walking, climbing and camping amongst those who are currently underserved.

Whether you walk your dog in the park or scale Alpine peaks, your movement matters to us. We want to know more about your experiences and what you do.

Survey respondents can choose to be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 voucher for Ellis Brigham.

Take the survey: Your movement matters

Follow our social channels: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

Key facts:

Natural England’s Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment survey found that engagement is unequal; low income, ethnic minority and older age groups are less likely to frequently visit natural green spaces.

A report commissioned by Ramblers Scotland and Paths for All has identified 12 critical barriers and/or facilitators to participation in recreational walking. These include ill and poor health, negative attitudes towards walking and lack of knowledge of routes and options.

A report published by Scottish Natural Heritage found that the level of weekly participation in outdoor recreation among members of the BME community is lower than the average for all adults.

Research conducted by Sport Wales shows that the pandemic appears to have widened inequalities in sport and physical activity across gender, socio-economic status, long standing illness or conditions, and age.

Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland research found that the benefits of outdoor spaces are not being realised equally by all, with only 50% of those from Northern Ireland’s most deprived areas visiting the outdoors at least once a week. This is in stark contrast to the national average of 70% and rising to 82% in the most affluent areas.

A report by Sport Ireland found that 61% of those with a long-term illness or disability regularly walk for recreation, this is 66% lower than the general population.

Further information:

For further information about the research project please contact Nicola Jasieniecka, Media & IT Development Officer at Mountain Training,

Research Funded By:
Research Funded By

Research Conducted By:
Leeds Carnegie Logo

The funding organisations are:

Association of British Climbing Walls – Promoting the professionalism, health and growth of indoor climbing.

BMC (British Mountaineering Council) – The representative body for walkers and climbers in England and Wales.

Camping and Caravanning Club – The world's oldest and largest Club for all forms of camping.

National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes (NICAS) – these are UK-wide climbing and bouldering schemes designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures.

Mountain Training – The network of UK and Ireland awarding bodies for skills courses and leadership qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering.

Outdoor Industries Association – The trade body for manufacturers, retailers and other organisations that provide products and services for the outdoor leisure pursuits market in the United Kingdom.

Plas y Brenin – Plas y Brenin National Outdoor Centre is a world-renowned provider of adventure sports training. From a base in the scenic heart of Snowdonia, Plas y Brenin’s work is focused on developing inspiring coaches, instructors and leaders in adventure sport, be they volunteers or working professionally in the sector, to better support people, from all backgrounds, to get active in the outdoors. The centre also offers an extensive programme of personal skill development courses in rock climbing, hillwalking and mountaineering, kayaking, canoeing, sea kayaking and mountain biking.

The Ramblers – helps everyone, everywhere, enjoy walking and protects the places we all love to walk. It is the only charity dedicated to looking after paths and green spaces, leading walks, opening up new places to explore and encouraging everyone to get outside and discover how walking boosts your health and your happiness.

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. See our Cookie Policy for further details on how to block cookies.
I am happy with this


What is a Cookie

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a piece of data stored by a website within a browser, and then subsequently sent back to the same website by the browser. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember things that a browser had done there in the past, which can include having clicked particular buttons, logging in, or having read pages on that site months or years ago.

NOTE : It does not know who you are or look at any of your personal files on your computer.

Why we use them

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our website so we can make them better

You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article, Internet Browser cookies- what they are and how to manage them

Learn how to remove cookies set on your device

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using our site :

First party cookies

These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

We use cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Third party cookies

These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Log files

Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. The CMS puts together log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make improvements to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you. If you receive the HTML-formatted version of a newsletter, your opening of the newsletter email is notified to us and saved. Your clicks on links in the newsletter are also saved. These and the open statistics are used in aggregate form to give us an indication of the popularity of the content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting.