Some timber transport groups gather forecast information on forest exit points and timber volumes coming onto the public road network.
This data has been collected for North Yorkshire and is shown on the County Council website.
Timber Transport Groups across Scotland gather forecast information on forest exit points and timber volumes coming onto the public road network over the following fifteen years. The data is held by the Timber Transport Groups to help local authorities to target investment and plan road maintenance. It also helps the forestry sector and Timber Transport Groups attract national funding for infrastructure and focus attention on where to manage timber transport to minimise the impacts on roads and communities.
Forecast data on timber flows is for use at a strategic level and does not remove the need for the forestry sector to consult with local authorities over the use of particular roads categorised as consultation and severely restricted routes.
In 2015 the Scottish data was integrated into an interactive map which shows the outcome of forecast volumes in terms of tonnes of timber expected on paticular stretches of local roads. A Presentation on the Maps can be accessed from this page.
The interactive map can be accessed through the timber transport groups. Static maps for each region (as of June 2015) are available. Note that the data is not complete and may yet contain errors. The maps were designed to provide a strategic overview.