There are two volumes to this serise of reports.
Volume 1 – This is the baseline assessment report. The ECP is not yet completed, so this assessment presents a description of the users and benefits of English coastal paths in 2017. The report provides baseline assessments of total visits and visitor characteristics and of the current contribution of English coastal paths to the economy, to recreational economic wellbeing and to human health. The rest of this section provides a brief introduction to the planned evaluation and the methods used for the baseline assessment. Sections 2 and 3 then set out the baseline results.
Volume 2 – This report sets out in more detail the evaluation design and methods that were used to undertake the baseline assessment (and can be used to undertake the future evaluation) as well as the results. The purpose of the document is to provide a detailed guide that can be used in the future to complete an evaluation of the Programme, as well as providing a detailed methodology to accompany the evaluation baseline assessment. It presents a technical description of the evaluation framework and the proposed methods, as well as detailed description of the methods used to develop the baseline.