Forestry Commission England

Tell us what physical activity you do in the forest

Thank you for taking part in our survey. The information you provide will really help us to develop and improve your forest experience. The information you provide will be analysed anonymously by the Forestry Commission research team. If you have taken part in a group, please forward this survey to other members.

This survey usually takes 3 mins to complete. By completing the survey your email address will be entered into a draw to win a £200 Cotswold Outdoor voucher, with 5 runners-up receiving annual Discovery Pass membership. Terms and conditions apply. Your email address will not be used for marketing purposes.


1. Which forest was your physical activity held in?*
2. What date did you do this physical acitivity at this site?*
3. For this forest and date only, what physical activities did you take part in? (Tick all that apply)*
If you selected other, please tell us more
4. How did you find out about these activities?*
If you selected other, please tell us more
5. On average how often do you come to this forest for any reason?*
6. What is the MAIN activity you usually do in this forest? *
If you selected other, please tell us more
7. On average, how often do you carry out the MAIN activity in this forest?*
8. On average, how long do you do this MAIN activity in this forest for?*
9. What other activities would you like to take part in, in this forest? (please choose up to 3)*
If you selected other, please tell us more
10. What is the total amount of moderate or vigorous physical activity that you have undertaken in the last seven days?*
Definitions: Physical activity: bouts of 10+ mins as part of work, home work active travel or leisure activity. Moderate activity: where you raise your heart rate and feel a little out of breath. Vigorous activity: you're breathing hard and fast, and your heart rate has significantly increased
11. Are you a member of a sports affiliated National Governing Body? (e.g. England Athletics, British Triathlon etc.)*
Are you*
Prefer not to say
What age are you?*
Please tell us how many people under the age of 16 took part in the physical activity with you.*
How many 0-4 years old?*
How many 5-10 years old?
How many 10-15 years old?*
Which of these ethnic groups do you consider you belong to?*
Do you have a long term illness, health problem or impairment which limits your daily activities?*
If yes, which of the following best describes how your illness or impairment affects you? (Select all that apply)
Please provide your postcode (this will not be used to contact you or be passed to any third parties for use).*
Your email address*
Enter your email address to submit this survey and to be entered into our prize draw. Terms and conditions at the top of this page. We will only use this to contact you (a maximum of two times) about the follow up survey, and your information will not be shared with any third parties.

Thanks for your time! We will be sending you a simple follow up survey in 3 months' time. This will greatly help inform our research.

The Forestry Commission is a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998. By returning this form you are agreeing to allow us to use your personal details to keep you informed of our work and events and activities that happen on our sites. Please be assured that we will safeguard any information you provide, and you retain the right to opt out at any time.