Forestry Statistics 2009 - Recreation

Woodland visit characteristics

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Table 6.5 shows the main charateristics of recreation visits where the main destination of visit was woodland from the Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey.

Figure 6.5: Woodland visit characteristics- Wales, 2008 1

Woodland visit characteristics

per cent

Main activity during visit

     Walking

68

     Off road cycling, mountain biking

8

     Sightseeing or visiting an attraction

4

Main transport

     Car/ Van

47

     On foot

43

     Bicycle/ mountain bike

7

Distance travelled

     0 distance, up to 1 mile

44

     Over 1 mile, up to 5 miles

26

     Over 5 miles, up to 20 miles

18

     Over 20 miles

12

Duration

     Up to 1 hour

10

     Over 1 hour, up to 2 hours

29

     Over 2 hours, up to 3 hours

25

     3 hours or more

36

Frequency of visit to main destination (in last 4 weeks)

     1-5 visits

28

     6-10 visits

18

     11-20 visits

16

     21-30 visits

24

     31+ visits

14

Accompanied by a dog

60

Not National Statistics

Source: Wales Outdoor Recreation Survey, carried out by Ipsos-MORI

Notes:

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

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