Recreation and Tourism - National Parks

this will cover:

  • National Parks in the UK
  • National Park services
  • The Lake District - Lake Windermere Speed Cameras
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National Parks

there are 15 National Parks in the UK:

  • Dartmoor
  • Exmoor
  • South Downs
  • New Forest
  • The Broads
  • Pembrokeshire Coast
  • Yorkshire Dales
  • Peak District
  • Lake District
  • Northumberland
  • North York Moors
  • Caringorms
  • Loch Lamond
  • Snowdonia

10 of these are in England

3 of these are in Wales

2 of these are in Scotland

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The National Park services

The National Parks in the UK have 3 main aims:

  • To protect wildlife and the natural beauty of the parks
  • To help people to enjoy the National Parks
  • To help to promote the economic and social well-being of the country

The services that all National Parks in the UK try to provide are:

  • tourist facilities
  • encouragement of tree planting
  • give advice to land users
  • arrange tourist talks and nature walks
  • mark out foot paths
  • buying land in order to protect it
  • to monitor pollution and clean as much as they can
  • provide nature information services
  • refuse permission to have unsuitable buildings on National Parks
  • encourage suitable developments
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The Lake District and Lake Windermere

Why does the Lake District attract tourists?

  • it has attractive scemery
  • there is a variety of things to do
  • easy to access eg via the M6
  • near densly populated areas such as Manchester

Supporters of speed cameras on Lake Windermere:

  • Economic - The Lake District National Park Authority
  • Environmental - Cumbria Wildlife Trust
  • Social - South Windermere Sailing Club

Opponents of speed cameras on Lake Windermere:

  • Economic - Windermere and Bowness Chamber of Trade
  • Social - Windermere Water-side Association
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Rhys B-M


Good points :)

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