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To what extent does Tourism in North Devon conform to the six principles of rural tourism?

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To what extent does Tourism in North Devon conform to the six principles of rural tourism? The first principle of rural tourism is that the promotion of tourist enjoyment should be primarily aimed at those activities that draw on the character of the countryside itself, its beauty, culture, history and wildlife. This is a very dominant factor in North Devon's tourist industry as the area of North Devon contains a large area of national park and heritage coast, which are both based on strict rules which protect and promote the countryside. The two main purposes of the National parks are... * To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Parks. * To promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of those areas by the public. Along with these purposes the national parks also gives greater weight to the purpose of conserving the environment and enhancing the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the national park, if a situation arose where there was conflict between two purposes. The heritage coast also has similar aims except they give more weight to the conservation and development of culturally and historically important sites, as well as the environment. ...read more.


Also in North Devon the national trust has reclaimed lots of historic properties such as Watersmeet and has totally restored them. This shows that North Devon conforms to the second principle of rural tourism. The third principle of rural tourism is that the planning designing, sitting and management of new tourism developments should be in keeping with the landscape and wherever possible seek to enhance it. In general this is true in North Devon as the majority of tourist functions are either due to farm diversification, so will in keeping with the environment, or are in the national park or Heritage coast and therefore will also be in keeping with the landscape and environment as strict rules ensue this. Although the tourist facilities that are located in the rest of Devon do not all conform to this trend. For example Atlantic City is a huge shopping centre with adventure playground, which isn't in keeping with the area, or environment although it is position in a semi-urban area so doesn't completely spoil the environment. Also in the rest of Devon there are a lot of family attractions such as theme parks, Once upon a time, and other facilities, Watermouth castle and the Gnome reserve. ...read more.


It was very nicely maintained and managed, with traditional fences and bridges and the paths through the immediate woodland. I believe this is also the case on the Heritage coast were money from tourism is used to maintain footpaths, stiles and sign posts. Although on the other hand with the large investment consortium that owns the Watermouth castle facilities, not much of the profits would go into the environment or conservation of the area as the company just wants the profits. The sixth principle of rural tourism states that the tourist industry itself should seek to develop the public's understanding and concern for the countryside and of environmental issues generally. This is true in North Devon as there are a wide variety of leaflets and handouts for such companies as the National trust, countryside commission as well as attractions like footpaths and the Tarka trail, that attempt to convey the importance of the environment and why the general public should help them protect and conserve it. Although as before this is not true for the entirety of the tourist industry as the theme parks and more commercial attractions don't advertise the importance of conservation. Overall I feel that the majority of Devon does follow the sixth main principles of rural tourism although there are exceptions to this rule but they are in the minority. Chris Hall AKM ...read more.

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