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Dartmoor Nationa lPark In 2002.

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Dartmoor National Park In 2002 By Munaj Choudhury Content Location Of The Dartmoor Page 1 National Park Sketch Map Of The Dartmoor Page 2 National Park Land Issues Facing The Page 3 Dartmoor National Park Land Issues Facing The Page 4 Dartmoor National Park Land Issues Facing The Page 5 Dartmoor National Park Land Issues Facing The Page 6 Dartmoor National Park Land Issues Facing The Page 7 Dartmoor National Park Land Issues Facing The Page 8 Dartmoor National Park Solutions: The Authorities Page 9 Solutions: The Authorities Page 10 Solutions: My Opinion Page 11 Location Of The Dartmoor National Park Dartmoor lies in South Devon, in South Western England. Devon is next to Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. The Dartmoor National Park lies not far from the Cornwall border, next to the city of Plymouth and close to Exeter. To the south of Dartmoor lies several honeypot locations such Paignton, Torbay and Torquay. These attract masses of tourist every year. There are many rivers and streams which run through The Dartmoor National Park. Some of the major ones are the River Teign and Bovey, running through the North East of the park; the River Dart, running through the South East of the park; the River Plym, Erme and Yealm, running through the South West of the park; and the River Tavy and Taw running through the North West of the park. ...read more.

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When it is extremely busy, there are not enough parking spaces. All visitors expect easy access. The edges of the park are particularly under pressure as major holiday routes pass it to the North and South. Visitors anticipate that there will be tourist shops, litter collections, picnic areas, and toilets. The Dartmoor National Park houses four National Park Information Centres, twelve Village Information Points, four Community Information Points and several other Centres supported by the National Park Authority. There are 72 different places to park within Dartmoor. The prices of houses within The Dartmoor National Park, and other parks, are soaring because rich, wealthy people from urban areas pay more for their second home than local people can afford. The majority of the community in National Parks throughout the United Kingdom have a lot of elderly retired people. There are not a lot of young people in the area because these areas do not have a lot of schools; primary and secondary, and they certainly do not have colleges and universities. Another key factor is erosion. Here is a diagram showing the main reasons why erosion occurs: The human causes of erosion are walking across the grassy terrain, grazing live stock on the fields, driving farm vehicles, horse riding, mountain biking and military training. ...read more.

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* The visitor mangers. These are the people who control more or less every man-made aspect of the park. They say were to put an information centre, where to put a toilet. They plan for these things by doing surveys. (One can be found on the next page). * New roads are being made. A trunk road was created a few years back, through the North of the park, although an act was passed that no new roads were to be created in parks. Erosion is single handedly destroying the environment. The National Park Authority has created a strategy to turf or re-seed the most eroded parts. The military is a big problem in the way to totally cleaning the park. All the Authorities are trying to ban them from The National Park. Authorities do not like the eight reservoirs already in the park. A bid for another one was made a few years back. It was refused by parliament. With all the waste from the kaolin, the authorities are trying to find suitable places for the waste to be stored. A place has not been found yet although they are still looking. Solutions: My Opinion I think that all cars should be banned from the area. People should park their cars and catch a bus into the area. The military should be also banned from the area. They should go and find else were to do their training. ...read more.

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