Why is your chosen location attractive to tourists? Edexcel coursework on tourism

This is my geography coursework on why is your chosen location attractive to tourists. This document includes methodology, data presentation and introduction to the topic as well as location of Grasmere. 

I can include data analysis or conclusion or evaluation as i can not take it out of the place where you work as they are controlled sections.

Hope you find this helpful.

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Geography Coursework
"Why is Grasmere attractive to tourists?"
To help answer this question I will take up a null hypothesis of:

"There are no factors that detract tourists from the village of
I have taken up the null hypothesis as it can be proven or disproven during our investigation…

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The main physical attraction in Grasmere is the Lake itself. It is one of the smaller lakes in the
Lake District but has great walks around it and a small privately owned island in the middle.
The river Rothay also makes for good walks and peaceful places to sit and…

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erosion survey. Carrying capacity surveys are important as too many people in such a small
location can off put tourists from visiting the area as can a lack of facilities. We will carry out a
random selection of areas where we will carry out surveys such as looking for litter,…

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easily accessible to anyone with a car. This can be seen from the map below.

Figure 1: Map Showing Grasmere in Relation to the A591 and M6

Grasmere is marked as A on the map and as can be seen is located very close to the A591 and fairly

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than Ambleside or Windermere making it a smaller honey pot site.


Figure 4: A map of the
Lake District
This map shows Grasmere in relation
to its position in the Lake District. As
can be seen from the map Grasmere
is located in a central location of the

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Google earth

Figure 6: A map showing a close
area of Grasmere and the A591
This map shows the main road that passes through
Grasmere and the A591 which passes close by but not
through. This means Grasmere does not receive as much
traffic as Ambleside where the A591…

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In this section I will talk about what methods I will use to collect data to help answer my key
questions. The table below shows all of the information that I will require and how I will
collect them.

Table 2.0:

Key Questions Data Required Methods that will be…

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5). Do Tourists in Grasmere visit For what reasons do Tourism Questionnaire
for a range of reasons? tourists visit Grasmere. National Park Authority
Do they visit specifically or website survey (secondary)
as an extra place?

6). There are no aspects of Are there any things that Litter/ Graffiti/ Vandalism

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are actually in Grasmere so it is critical that all our methods are correct and questions simple and easy
to understand.

I will now be explaining how I will perform each method for each of my key questions

1. Is Grasmere located in an attractive and accessible part of…

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North East

North West

Yorkshire & the Humber

East Midlands

West Midlands

East of England


South East Scotland Northern Ireland

South West Wales

I am asking this question to find out from which region of the UK do most tourists to Grasmere
come from.

To which age group do…


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