Forestry Statistics 2011 - Recreation

Number of visits

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In 2010 an estimated 63 million recreation visits were made by Scottish residents to woodland in Scotland, either as the main destination of a visit or as part of another visit to the outdoors. Of these visits, 21 million were to Forestry Commission woodland.

Table 6.3 Estimated number of visits taken to woodlands for recreation in Scotland, 2006-2010
Year

FC woodland

Other woodland/
don't know owner

Total woodland 

 

All visits

Of which main destination

All visits

Of which main destination

All visits

Of which main destination

million visits

2006

  34.4

27.3

42.7

27.4

75.9

54.7

2007

28.7

21.9

45.5

31.8

71.9

53.7

2008

25.0

18.5

39.0

24.7

62.2

43.2

2009

18.1

13.0

39.8

23.7

 56.5

36.7

2010 

21.3

16.1

43.2

30.1

63.0

46.2

Not National Statistics.

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

Notes:

1.  'All visits' are visits that include woodland; it may not have been the main destination.  Some visits include both FC woodland and other woodland, so 'all visits' for total woodland are less than the sum of the two categories.

2.  All results are subject to the effects of chance in sampling, so a range of uncertainty (confidence interval) should be associated with any result from the survey.  The confidence intervals take into account the effect of clustering, weighting and stratification in the survey design.  For example, the range of uncertainty around the 62 million visits in 2008 should be no more than +/-14%, i.e. the true figure is likely to be between around 55 and 69 million.

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