Forestry Statistics 2010 - 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 latest five years of the Scottish Recreation Survey.

Table 6.4 Woodland visit characteristics 1 - Scotland, 2005-2009

 

2005

2006

2007

20082009
per cent

Main activity during visit

 

 

 

   

     Walking

79

80

83

83 85

     Cycling

7 6 4 6 4

     Family outing

6 6 4 5 4

Main transport

 

 

 

   

     On foot

43 58 53 53 63

     Car/ van

48 37 42 40 36

     Bicycle

7 3 4 5 0

Distance travelled

         

     Up to 2 miles

20 35 30 22 35

     Over 2, up to 5 miles

33 35 40 41 35

     Over 5, up to 20 miles

32 20 20 26 21

     Over 20 miles

16 10 10 11 9

Duration of visit (round trip)

         

     Up to 1 hour

13 17 23 20 24

     1 - less than 2 hours

32 46 47 41 39

     2 - less than 3 hours

21 18 12 15 19

     3 hours or more

30 19 18 24 18

Accompanied by dog

46 62 62 50 58

Not National Statistics.

Source: Scottish Recreation Survey, carried out by TNS Travel & Tourism, for Scottish Natural Heritage and Forestry Commission Scotland.

Notes:

1.  Visits where the main destination was woodland. 

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