The number of people who earned money each week from hiking has fallen sharply since the start of the financial crisis, a new study shows.

More than 11 million people earned a combined $6.5bn in the UK from hiking last year, according to a study by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

But that was down from more than 13 million who earned that money in the last financial year.

The study, which was commissioned by the charity Walk, found hiking was the fastest-growing leisure activity among people aged 18 to 64, and the most popular leisure activity of the leisure sector.

There was a drop in the amount of leisure leisure spending among people over 60.

“Hiking is growing fast among the young, as they are more likely to enjoy the challenge of the outdoors, and are less likely to be exposed to the stress of working long hours on the road,” said Tim Peltier, director of the Higher School Survey.

“The challenge for the sector is that while people can now make the most of their leisure time, they have to be able to get out and about and get their daily exercise.

This is why we need to continue to invest in the sport, such as increasing the number of trails and routes in areas where the demand for them is highest, and in increasing the availability of safe routes for pedestrians.”

There were also concerns over the impact of the recession on people’s ability to spend money.

“People have a much lower propensity to spend in the short-term,” said Dr Andrew Smith, senior lecturer in leisure and hospitality at the University of Manchester.

“In addition, people may feel a lack of confidence in the financial stability of the sector and they may be less likely than ever to invest their money in projects that will benefit them in the future.” “

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In addition, people may feel a lack of confidence in the financial stability of the sector and they may be less likely than ever to invest their money in projects that will benefit them in the future.”

Read more about leisure and leisure services: How much does it cost to run a leisure and recreation centre?