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Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey 2011

Full results for the second Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey, commissioned jointly by Countryside Council for Wales and Forestry Commission Wales, were released on 15 August 2012 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

The findings represent the responses of residents of Wales on their use of the outdoors, places visited, including woodlands, motivations for using the outdoors, barriers to visiting the outdoors and the ‘latent demand’ for outdoor recreation. The report includes a comparison with results from the first survey, in 2008.  A First Release, presenting headline results, was published on 24 July 2012.

First Release:
Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey: 2011 Results and 2008/11 comparison
Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey: 2011 Full Report

Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey 2008/11 Comparison tables
Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey: 2011 Technical Report

Coverage: Wales

Geographical breakdown: Spatial Plan Areas

Statistician: Sheila Ward

Jackie Watson
Tel: 0131 314 6171

Pre-release access:
Information on pre-release access to this release can be found in the pre-release access pages.

Previous releases:
Results from the 2008 survey are available at Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey 2008

Last updated: 7th October 2017