Profile of forest visitors: All Forests Survey
The first ‘All Forests Survey' was conducted between 2004 and 2007. It provided a baseline for the number of visits and profile of visitors to Scotland’s National Forest Estate. The survey was repeated between October 2012 and November 2013 using an updated methodology involving a network of 185 automatic vehicle and trail counters compared with manual counts used previously.
In addition to the counts, 2,000 visitor interviews were conducted.
- 9.1 million visits took place to the Estate
- 77 % of visitors live in Scotland and 15% elsewhere in UK
- Walking is the main activity – 72% of visits
- 73% are repeat visits
- 33% of visits are part of a holiday or short break, 35% are day trips involving traveling less than 6 miles and 32% are visits from further afield
- Average spend per forest visitor (excluding accommodation) is £18
- 6% of visitors advised they had a disability
- Average age of visitors is 46
Report from the second All Forests Survey 2 conducted between October 2012 and November 2013.
This factsheet provides the key results from All Forests Survey 2 in relation to forest visitors who take part in cycling and mountain biking.
This factsheet provides the key results from All Forests Survey 2 in relation to visits to forests in National Parks.
Report from the first All Forests Survey conducted between 2004 and 2007.