Lake District Case Study Toruism

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How many visitors does the Lake District get annually?
15 million
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What 3 factors make the Lake District so popular?
1)Scenery-Mountains eg. Scafell Pike, Lakes eg. Lake Windemere 2) Activities eg. walking, climbing, sailing,quad biking, bird watching 3)cultural attractions eg. Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth museums.
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How do the authorities reduce the amount of traffic?
By improving public transport and encouraging tourists to use it eg. through the 'Give the driver a break' campaign which provides leaflets of bus routes and offers discounts at cafes and lake cruises for people with bus/train tickets.
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How do the authorities reduce footpath erosion?
encouraging visitors to stick to designated paths, changing the line of the path to 'rest' popular routes, use hard wearing materials on paths eg. gravel at Tarn Hows
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How do the authorities protect wildlife and farmland?
Signposts encourage people to take litter home, close gates and keep their dogs on a lead. Covered bins are provided in popular sites.
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What are farmers being encouraged to do to attract more tourists?
provide activities such as quad biking, clay pigeon shooting and archery.
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Why is tourism being encouraged outside the National Park in places such as Carlisle and West Coast Furness?
To relieve pressure of the main tourist areas such as Windermere.
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What is the purpose of time share developments?
To ensure there are tourists all year round
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What is the official tourism strategy for Cumbria hoping to do?
1) Attract an extra 2 million visitors by 2018 2) Increase the amount spent by tourists from £1.1billion to £1.5billion per year
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How is property pressure in the Lake District reduced?
By offering low rent homes to local workers and people and using planning laws so that homes are only sold to locals.
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What is the purpose of Residence cards?
to ensure locals do not pay extortionate prices for every day items such as milk and bread.
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What 3 factors make the Lake District so popular?

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1)Scenery-Mountains eg. Scafell Pike, Lakes eg. Lake Windemere 2) Activities eg. walking, climbing, sailing,quad biking, bird watching 3)cultural attractions eg. Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth museums.

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How do the authorities reduce the amount of traffic?

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How do the authorities reduce footpath erosion?

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How do the authorities protect wildlife and farmland?

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