UK Tourism Case Study - Lake District

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UK Tourism - The Lake District, National Park


     Created in 1951

     Covers 880 square miles

     UK's largest National Park

     12 million visitors a year

Attractions of Lake District:-

     Stunning Scenery

          Highest peak in England - Scafell Pike

          Many lakes - Lake Windermere


          High rope courses e.g. Go Ape




     Cultural Heritage

          Home of Beatrix Potter

          Home of William Wordsworth

          Cumberland Pencil Museum (home to the first pencil)

          Food e.g. Grasmere gingerbread and Kendal Mint Cake

     Attractive cottages, camping sites, B&Bs and hotels

     Traditional and attractive churches attract people to get married

     Easily Accessible

          M6 passes right next to the Lake District

          Railway lines, large population e.g. from Mancheter etc. can easily travel there 

Advantages of Tourims:-

       -  Tourism provides employment and income for local people

       -  People choose to stay in the area, which maintains other essential services such as schools and hospitals

       -  Services provided for the use of tourists - e.g. leisure facilities - also benefit local people

Impacts of Tourism:-

     Traffic Problems

        -  over 89% visitiors come by car, often for a day

        -  roads are narrow and winding, settlesments small in size this leads to congestion, parking problems, parking on grass verges etc.

        -  pressure on transport services used by both locals and tourists

     Honeypot Site



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