Forestry Statistics 2007 - Recreation

Woodland visit characteristics

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Table 5.4 shows the main characteristics of recreation visits, where the main destination of visit was woodland, from the first three full calendar years of the Scottish Recreation Survey.

Table 5.4 Woodland visit characteristics - Scotland, 2004-2006

Woodland visit characteristics

2004

2005

2006

per cent

Main activity during visit

Walking

68

67

71

Family Outing

10

12

10

Cycling

5 5 7

Main transport

Car / van

64 61 56

On foot

26 29 38

Cycling

4 7 3

Distance travelled

Up to 2 miles

10 14 21

Over 2, up to 5 miles

20 24 24

Over 5, up to 20 miles

29 29 28

Over 20 miles

40 34 26

Duration of visit (round trip)

Up to 1 hour

9 8 12

1 - less than 2 hours

22 25 31

2 - less than 3 hours

16 20 19

3 hours or more

53 46 37

Frequency of visit to main destination

At least once a day

7 8 11

Several times a week

13

8

15

Once a week

11 9 14

1-2 times a month

23 22 19

Once every 2-3 months

17 19 14

Less often

22 22 17

First ever visit

7 11 9

Accompanied by dog

28 29 35

Not National Statistics.

Source: Scottish Recreation Survey, carried out by TNS.

Notes:

1. Per cent of respondents whose main destination of last visit was woodland.


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