Forestry Statistics 2011 - 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, 2006-2010

 

2006

2007

2008

20092010
per cent

Main activity during visit

 

 

 

   

     Walking

80

83

83

85 82

     Cycling

6 4 6 4 7

     Family outing

6 4 5 4 4

Main transport

 

 

 

   

     On foot

58 53 53 63 51

     Car/ van

37 42 40 36 44

     Bicycle

3 4 5 0 4

Distance travelled

         

     Up to 2 miles

35 30 22 35 38

     Over 2, up to 5 miles

35 40 41 35 27

     Over 5, up to 20 miles

20 20 26 21 25

     Over 20 miles

10 10 11 9 10

Duration of visit (round trip)

         

     Up to 1 hour

17 23 20 24 19

     1 - less than 2 hours

46 47 41 39 40

     2 - less than 3 hours

18 12 15 19 18

     3 hours or more

19 18 24 18 23

Accompanied by dog

62 62 50 58 64

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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