Case Study - Tourism in the UK - Lake Districe (National Park)

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  • Case Study - Tourism in the UK - Lake Districe (National Park)
    • Why do people visit national parks?
      • Historical background
      • Different activities e.g. hiking, walking, water sports
      • Natural beauty / scenery which can be quiet and peaceful
      • School trips / holidays / weekend breaks
      • Easily accessible with interesting nature
    • Facts
      • Lake District has 42000 local residents
      • Ten million day visitors per year
        • 90% of tourists visit by car
      • 16% of housing are holiday homes
    • Problems
      • Conflict between locals and holiday home owners as locals can't buy these houses
        • Low wages - High house prices as there is a high demand for houses there
      • Employment is seasonal
      • Need new roads for tourism but this damages the environment
      • Strain on facilities / resources (car parks)
      • Visual / noise pollution - caused by graffetti/litter / conjestion
    • Benefits
      • Protection of environment - legal rights prevent urbanisation within this area
      • Provides employment - source of income - pay TAX - reinvest
        • Tour guide - peak cavern, fudge shop in Castleton
        • Water sports in Lake Windamere
    • Solutions to Problems
      • Sustainable strategy - putting things into place to generate tourism without damaging the environment
      • Paying to be involved in activities / servises, e.g. tour guides, car park, water activities / equipment, boat trps on Lake Windamere
      • Fundraising - can join the National Trust to look after the National Parks
      • Restrict numbers of cars and visitors into Lake District
      • Promote other attractions to take stress off of other honey pot sites
      • Use natural features for paths and walls
    • Feelings & Emotions
      • Conflict with tourists and locals/farmers
      • Tourist and local residents can have a positive and negative relationship


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