Forestry 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 by the Forestry England research team to explore the types of activities people undertake, their motivations for being physical active and the benefits they gain from outdoor physical exercise in a woodland environment. More information can be found here. 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 Go Outdoors voucher, with 5 runners-up receiving annual membership to their local forest. Terms and conditions apply.

Your email address is required in order to submit the survey. It will not be used for marketing purposes but it will be used to contact you about the competition and follow up survey after which it will be deleted. We will not share your contact details with any third parties. By providing us with this information and submitting your email address you are consenting to us using it for the purposes described above.


1. Which forest was your physical activity held in?*
If you selected other, please tell us more
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 club that is affiliated to a National Governing Body such as England Athletics, British Triathlon etc?*
The following questions help us to ensure that we are providing equality of access for all to the public forests of England. Any information you provide will not be shared with any third parties.
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 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. Completing this follow-up survey will enter you into a second prize draw for a £500 Forest Holidays voucher, with 5 runners-up receiving annual Forestry England memberships!

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