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Walking West Sussex Festival 2009

Walkers Feedback Questionnaire


Thank you for taking part in the Walking West Sussex Festival.  We are always seeking to improve our service and so would appreciate a few minutes of your time to complete this questionnaire.  Your views will be taken into account for future events.

The first 3 responses (paper and on-line) 'pulled out of the hat' on Monday 2nd November will receive a prize.  An additional bonus prize will also be sent to the first on-line entry drawn.

1

How did you hear about the Walking Festival Select all that apply

a) Walking Festival poster
b) Walking Festival postcard/flier
c) West Sussex County Council website
d) Other website (please specify below)
e) Tourist Information Centre (please specify which town below)
f) Library or Help Point (please specify which town below)
g) Previous participant
h) Word of mouth
i) West Sussex Connections (WSCC magazine)
j) Exploring West Sussex Guided Walks booklet
k) The media (paper/radio/TV - please specify details below)
Other:
2What attracted you to the Walking Festival Select all that apply
a) Nice countryside
b) Local to where I live
c) Exploring a new area
d) Walks are led by experienced leaders
e) Enjoy walking with others
f) Not confident using the countryside alone
g) Variety of walks
h) Joining an organised walk
i) Shuttlebus to get to/from walks
j) Accessible by public transport
k) Family events
l) Story walk
m) Health benefits
n) Learning about the countryside/local history/wildlife etc
o) Price included entry into Kew at Wakehurst
Other:
3How many times have you participated in the Walking Festival?
1
2
3
4 or more
4Did the Walking Festival encourage you to go walking more than you might otherwise have done? YesNo
5How did you travel to the Walks Centre?  Select only the main way you travelled
a) Car (alone)
b) Car (with others)
c) Motorbike
c) Cycle
d) Walk
e) Public Transport
Other:
6How many miles did you travel to the Walks Centre (or walk start if you went direct)?
Less than 10
11-25
26-50
Over 50
7If you used the transport provided (shuttlebus/train) to get to the start/from the end of your walk(s) would you have been able to do the walk(s) if this service was not provided?
Yes
No
Not applicable
8How did you rate the following?
ExcellentGoodSatisfactoryPoorDon't know/not applicable
Administration




Brochure




Walkers Information and Joining Instructions




The shuttlebus/Haywards Heath shuttle




Organisation at the Walks Centre




Kew at Wakehurst as the venue for the Walking Festival




9Please use the space below for any comments on items you have marked above as satisfactory or poor.

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10How did you rate the WALK(s) you did?  The next question asks about the LEADER/BACKMARKER.  Please select one column for each walk you did.
ExcellentGoodSatisfactoryPoorDon't know
1. Maps Made Manageable: Wed




2. ‘Expotition’ from Ashdown Forest; Wed




3. Worth a Walk to Wakehurst!; Wed




4. Nature’s Reserve – The Loder Valley; Wed




5. Arduous Ardingly; Thurs




6. ‘The Bluebell’s Progress’; Thurs




7. A Stroll to The Cat; Thurs




8. History and Gardens of Wakehurst Place; Thurs




9. Corruption and Cuckoos; Thurs




10. Woods, Fields, Farms and Steam!; Fri




11. The One That Got Away; Fri




12. Seeding the Future; Fri




13. Autumn Birds around Ardingly; Fri




14. A Lindfield Gin for a Refreshing Tonic; Fri




15. From the Tail of the Dinosaur; Sat




16. Bordering Weir Wood; Sat




17. Ouse Water Is It Anyway; Sat




18. Around the World Plant Hunters Trail; Sat am




19. Gold ‘n Rust in Trust; Sat




20. Around the World Plant Hunters Trail; Sat pm




21. The East West Divide; Sun




22. A Walk of Character; Sun




23. A Way Through the Woods; Sun am




24. The Family Collection; Sun




25. A Way Through the Woods; Sun pm




11Please use this space for comments on items you have marked above as satisfactory or poor.

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12How did you rate the LEADER/BACKMARKER of your walk(s)?  Please select one column for each walk you did
ExcellentGoodSatisfactoryPoorDon't know
1. Maps Made Manageable: Wed




2. ‘Expotition’ from Ashdown Forest; Wed




3. Worth a Walk to Wakehurst!; Wed




4. Nature’s Reserve – The Loder Valley; Wed




5. Arduous Ardingly; Thurs




6. ‘The Bluebell’s Progress’; Thurs




7. A Stroll to The Cat; Thurs




8. History and Gardens of Wakehurst Place; Thurs




9. Corruption and Cuckoos; Thurs




10. Woods, Fields, Farms and Steam!; Fri




11. The One That Got Away; Fri




12. Seeding the Future; Fri




13. Autumn Birds around Ardingly; Fri




14. A Lindfield Gin for a Refreshing Tonic; Fri




15. From the Tail of the Dinosaur; Sat




16. Bordering Weir Wood; Sat




17. Ouse Water Is It Anyway; Sat




18. Around the World Plant Hunters Trail; Sat am




19. Gold ‘n Rust in Trust; Sat




20. Around the World Plant Hunters Trail; Sat pm




21. The East West Divide; Sun




22. A Walk of Character; Sun




23. A Way Through the Woods; Sun am




24. The Family Collection; Sun




25. A Way Through the Woods; Sun pm




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Please use the space below for comments on items you have marked above as satisfactory or poor.


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14Was it good value? YesNoDon't Know
15Would you come again?YesNoDon't Know
16Did you visit Kew at Wakehurst during the Festival? Other than purely as a meeting point for your walk(s) YesNo
17Had you visited Kew at Wakehurst before the Festival? YesNoDon't Know
18Where did you stay for the Walking Festival?
Own home
With friends/family
Paid accommodation (hotel/B&B/self catering/camping etc)
19Did you purchase any food/drink in the local area? Select all that apply
Yes, at Kew at Wakehurst
Yes, elsewhere locally
No
20What did you like MOST about the Walking Festival?

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21What did you like LEAST about the Walking Festival?

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22Have you any suggestions for future events/walks?

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About you....
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Your post code (or, if you don't know it, your nearest town or village)

24Age If answering for a family select all ages that apply
Aged 15 or under
16-35
36-55
56-70
over 70
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Gender If answering as a family tick all that apply

Male
Female
26Ethnic group
White British
White other
Asian/Asian British
Black/Black British
Mixed
Chinese
Other:
27What type of walker would you describe yourself as:-
Main type (tick 1 only)Other types (tick any others)
Experienced (happy walking in new areas, without a leader)

Intermediate (happy walking but unconfident exploring new areas without a leader)

Casual (Enjoy short walks using local routes in familiar areas such as country parks)

Newcomer (fairly new to walking)

Family (only generally walk/go to the countryside with my family)

Lone walker (happy walking but uncomfortable exploring the countryside on my own)

28Do you participate in any walks/events from Exploring West Sussex?  A booklet of guided walks/rides/events available from bookshops and libraries and on-line (www.westsussex.gov.uk/walking)
Regularly
Occasionally
Never
Not sure
29Any other comments

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If you would like to be entered in to the prize draw please complete the following.  These details will be deleted after the draw has been made.

30Name
31Address

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32E-mail or phone number

Data protection: The information you have provided will be used to analyse the Walking West Sussex Festival and for the prize draw and for no other purpose. 

Thank you


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