MENE collects a range of information about people’s visits to the natural environment. This includes the type of destination, the duration of the visit, mode of transport, distance travelled, spend, main activities and motivations for the visit. It collects data on people that do not visit the natural environment, and the reasons for this.
The survey also collects information about other ways that people engage with the natural environment, for instance watching wildlife and volunteering to help protect the natural environment. This will help develop understanding of how people interact with the natural environment and will support many projects that work with people.
For more information see the MENE pages on the Natural England website.