Forestry Statistics 2008 - Recreation

Visits to woodland - household surveys

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In the UK 2007 Public Opinion of Forestry survey, 83% of respondents aged 35 to 54 said that they had visited woodland in the last few years for walks, picnics or other recreation. This compares with 78% of respondents aged 16 to 34 and 70% of respondents aged 55 or over.

Table 5.6 Woodland visitors1 by age group

Year

Aged 16 to 34

Aged 35 to 54

Aged 55 and over

Total

per cent of respondents

1999

73

74

55

67

2001

75

77

63

72

2003

71

72

60

67

2005

66

74

56

65

2007

78

83

70

77

Not National Statistics.

Source: UK and GB Public Opinion of Forestry Surveys, 1999 to 2007.

Base: 2,000 respondents (1999, 2001); 4,000 respondents (2003 to 2007).

Notes:

1. Those stating they had visited woodland in the last few years.

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