Forestry Statistics 2011 - 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 2008.

Table 6.5  Woodland visit characteristics1- Wales, 2008

Woodland visit characteristics

per cent

Main activity during visit

 

     Walking

68

     Off road cycling, mountain biking

8

     Horse riding

4

     Running

 4

     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 of visit (round trip)

 

     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

Accompanied by a dog

60

Not National Statistics

Source: Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey, carried out by Ipsos-MORI, for Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) and Forestry Commission Wales.

Notes:

1.  Visits where the main destination was woodland. 

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