Forestry Statistics 2009 - Recreation

Forestry Commission facilities and activities

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A breakdown of the recreation facilities and activities that were included on the recreation area of the Forestry Commission website in August 2009 is shown below. A total of 698 sites were featured on the website: 314 (45%) in Scotland, 277 (40%) in England and 107 (15%) in Wales.

Over three quarters of sites had parking facilities; over three quarters of sites offered walking activities and over two fifths cycling routes.

Table 6.12 Number of Forestry Commission recreation facilities and activities1,2,3, August 2009
Facilities/ activities

England

Wales

Scotland

GB

number of sites

Total sites on FC website

277

107

314

698

Facilities

 Parking - Free

199

78

251

528

 Parking - Paid

45

8

20

73

 Information

125

20

132

277

 Easy Access

111

23

49

183

 Toilets

80

13

67

160

 Refreshments

63

7

29

99

 Visitor Centre

35

5

21

61

 Shop

25

4

13

42

Activities

 Walking

188

82

265

535

 Picnic

121

38

111

270

 Cycling

118

39

124

281

 Horse Riding

81

57

80

218

 Wildlife Activities

81

11

82

174

 Education

62

14

27

103

 View Point

39

12

85

136

 Heritage

30

5

53

88

 Fishing

30

12

17

59

 Barbecue

36

12

6

54

 Play Area

32

6

16

54

 Orienteering

41

5

12

58

 Camping

24

3

8

35

 Arts

20

0

20

40

 Forest Drive

15

1

5

21

 Arboretum

8

5

11

24

 Watersports

4

2

3

9

 Skiing

0

0

1

1

Not National Statistics.

Source: Forestry Commission.

Notes:

1. Number of sites where a given facility or activity is present. These data are not directly comparable with numbers published for years before 2003.

2. Facilities and activity counts are taken from the recreation listings on the Forestry Commission website:  http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/fchomepages.nsf/hp/GBEEE

3. A small number of facilities or activities are double counted as they appear more than once in the database used for the website.

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