Forestry Statistics 2010 - 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 2010 is shown below.  A total of 680 sites were featured on the website: 301 (44%) in Scotland, 272 (40%) in England and 107 (16%) in Wales.

Three quarters of sites had parking facilities; three quarters of sites offered walking activities and almost two fifths cycling routes and picnic sites.

Table 6.12 Number of Forestry Commission recreation facilities and activities1,2,3, August 2010
Facilities/ activities

England

Wales

Scotland

GB

number of sites

Total sites on FC website

272

107

301

680

Facilities

 Parking - Free

192

76

242

510

 Parking - Paid

47

7

21

75

 Information

120

21

130

271

 Easy Access

108

24

52

184

 Toilets

78

14

68

160

 Refreshments

61

8

33

102

 Visitor Centre

33

6

23

62

 Shop

23

5

15

43

Activities

 Walking

183

82

243

508

 Picnic

117

38

104

259

 Cycling

116

39

112

267

 Horse Riding

78

57

75

210

 Wildlife Activities

79

11

78

168

 Education

60

14

23

97

 View Point

39

12

83

134

 Heritage

30

5

52

87

 Fishing

29

12

17

58

 Barbecue

35

12

6

53

 Play Area

31

6

13

50

 Orienteering

37

4

14

55

 Camping

23

3

6

32

 Arts

19

0

20

39

 Forest Drive

13

1

4

18

 Arboretum

7

5

7

19

 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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