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In accordance with this we are studying the village of Betws-Y-Coed and its function, which is likely to be one of tourism. To accomplish this task a number of surveys will be done in the village of Betws-Y-Coed itself to accumulate the data.

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Contents Page 1. Front Cover 2. Contents Page 3. Introduction Introduction With the specifications of the 2003 G.C.S.E exam we must cover topics such as National Park, Farming and Glaciation. As well as these topics, the specifications state that we must cover the topic of "Tourism". In accordance with this we are studying the village of Betws-Y-Coed and its function, which is likely to be one of tourism. To accomplish this task a number of surveys will be done in the village of Betws-Y-Coed itself to accumulate the data. The surveys will take forms of traffic tallies, customer counts and questionnaires. In this project I aim to establish the function of Betws-Y-Coed. The fieldwork will be carried out on October 9th 2001 and will be carried out by the students in Year 10 studying Geography. In and Around Betws-Y-Coed Nowadays Betws-Y-Coed is vastly populated, even though it has dense, hilly forests. Around the time of 1749 Betws-Y-Coed had only round the number of 200 people living within its boundaries. Thanks to Thomas Telford, when he introduced new improvements in travel in 1849, people could now travel vast distances with great ease, so people travelling to Holyhead via Betws-Y-Coed saw how magnificent the scenery was that they decided to move there from the city. One of the favourite sites for visitors to go see is the "Bridge of Waterloo", known as it is because it was constructed in the same year as the Battle of Waterloo was fought. The Bridge was engraved with the "symbols" which represent the countries in the United Kingdom. The Bridge contains the following words: "The Bridge of Waterloo was constructed in the same year as the Battle of Waterloo was fought" Since 1868, when the first railway track reached Betws-Y-Coed it has been possible for people to visit the Welsh village for day trips and/or holidays. Due to this more and more hotels, B&Bs and such have been built to accommodate the growing number of visitors travelling to/through the area. ...read more.

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In a place where there would be very few people or tourists. The date that we visited Betws-Y-Coed would have had an influence on the results. The date we visited the village was 9th October 2001. As this was in the Autumn Season there would have been fewer tourists as the weather in Wales is not going to improve much as to make tourists want to visit the area. We only surveyed the area for a short period of time. By doing this we received inaccurate data, as if we had done it over a larger period of time e.g. one week our results would have been more accurate as there would have been more data to analyse. Many people asked to participate refused to co-operate- making it difficult to collect the data. This may have decreased the range as more people welcoming people may have varied our results. Very few people knew the distance that they had travelled. Time was lost when the Questioner was trying to find out how far they had travelled. Strengths Most of the visitors seemed to congregate in one particular area. This helped because the questioner did not lose time walking distances to find people to interview. Approximately 60 students had interviewed at least 25 people each, creating a great range of results. The weather was pleasant meaning that more people were outdoors at the time, so the survey was done with greater ease. We collected our data using numbers-as the person was questioned answers were writes down in number form. Writing down streams of writing would have become tiresome for the Questioner. We asked if the respondent had previously participated in a questionnaire. By doing so we did not acquire data which had already collected- making our results more accurate Table of relevant Results from the Questionnaire Gender Male Female Total 310 364 674 Age <15 9 17 26 16-30 18 22 40 31-45 46 40 86 46-60 85 81 166 61-75 133 171 304 >76 19 ...read more.

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Aim My aim is to prove my hypothesis correct. In order to accomplish this surveys will be carried out in the village of Betws-Y-Coed in the form of Traffic Tallies. These tallies will be designed in class in preparation for the fieldwork. The fieldwork will take place on Tuesday 9th October. About the Traffic Tally The traffic tally was previously designed in class, in preparation for use for our visit. The tallies took place between the hours of 11:00am and 2:00pm on Tuesday 9th October. The tally sheets were placed on a clipboard and placed in a polystyrene bag as to protect it as a precaution for unwanted weather changes. Categories that were selected for use on the tally sheet were as follows: 1.car 2.LGV 3.HGV 4.Bikes 5.Coach 6.Other The designated roads were monitored in turn so that each person monitored a road for 30minutes. All of the vehicles that passed through any of the monitored roads were recorded with a simple tally system to categorise what type of vehicle they were and the direction that they were going. The design of the Tally System can be seen on the Sample Tally Chart. How the Tally Chart was filled in Junction A As junction C leads to a number of small car parks outside the village centre there will be fewer cars passing through this Junction than Junction B but more than Junction A. I predict that this will be the second busiest of the three Junctions. Junction B As junction C leads to a number of small car parks outside the village centre there will be fewer cars passing through this Junction than Junction B but more than Junction A. I predict that this will be the second busiest of the three Junctions. Junction C As junction C leads to a number of small car parks outside the village centre there will be fewer cars passing through this Junction than Junction B but more than Junction A. I predict that this will be the second busiest of the three Junctions. Sahim Choudhary 11D ...read more.

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