Forestry Statistics 2009 - Recreation

Woodland visit characteristics

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Table 6.4 shows the main characteristics of recreation visits, where the main destination of visit was woodland, from the first five full calendar years of the Scottish Recreation Survey.

Table 6.4 Woodland visit characteristics - Scotland, 2004-2008 1

Woodland visit characteristics

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008
per cent

Main activity during visit

     Walking

77

79

80

83

83

     Family Outing

5

6

6

4

5

     Cycling

87646

Main transport

     On foot

3943585353

     Car/ van

5348374240

     Cycling

57345

Distance travelled

     Up to 2 miles

1520353022

     Over 2, up to 5 miles

3333354041

     Over 5, up to 20 miles

2832202026

     Over 20 miles

2416101011

Duration of visit (round trip)

     Up to 1 hour

2213172320

     1 - less than 2 hours

2932464741

     2 - less than 3 hours

1621181215

     3 hours or more

3330191824

Frequency of visit to main destination

     At least once a day

2127374231

     Several times a week

28

11

28

21

35

     Once a week

99101011

     1-2 times a month

1719101211

     Less often

202712911

     First ever visit

56361

Accompanied by dog

5546626250

Not National Statistics.

Source: Scottish Recreation Survey, carried out by TNS.

Notes:

1.  Per cent of visits where the main destination was woodland.

2. Figures for 2004-2007 have been revised since Forestry Statistics 2008.

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