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Lake District Case Study

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Lake District National Park The Lake District is another famous National Park that has had to effectively and carefully manage the environment to reduce impact of tourism, due to the rising amount. The Lake District National Park was created in 1951. Covering 880 square miles, it is the largest national park in the UK and receives over 12 million visitors a year. People come to the Lake District for many reasons - for hill-walking, rock-climbing, mountain-biking, fishing, or boating - to visit historical buildings, or just to enjoy the beautiful lakes and mountains. Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District is seen as a honey-port area. This means that it is an attractive, popular spot with a special interest that becomes so overused by tourists that they are starting to change, and eventually lose the character that made it special. The Lake District, like other National Parks, has suffered from many problems due to tourism and has encountered many solutions which will reduce the negative impacts of tourism upon the environment. ...read more.


Limited tourist parking means that Avebury cannot get over used. There are also buses to Avebury, to help reduce the amount of traffic into Avebury due to tourism along the A3461. There is not much that Avebury can do about the congestion of the road because the A3461 is a main road between Devises and Swindon. The number of visits has rapidly increased over the past few years, leading to overcrowding and damage to the environment such as damage to the environment, such as foot path erosion. Positive planning methods such as roads have been upgraded, parking improved and tourist facilities improved and provided which is the reason for the rate of tourism increasing. Footpath maintenance has been undertaken by the National Trust and other conservation groups. Some paths have been rebuilt or access restricted to reduce the effects of tourists trampling down paths and vegetation. Stones have been placed between the edge of footpaths and grass areas to reduce the amount of erosion, as you can see below: Steps have also been built where there are very high levels of erosion, to stop the erosion continuing. ...read more.


There has also been concern that the wake from power boats has caused shore erosion and that boats have contributed to pollution and the disappearance of reed beds in the lake. Conservationists welcomed the new speed limit, but speed boat owners, water skiers, and boat companies around the lake were strongly against the change. Businesses have been affected and boat users have had to find alternative lakes. This solution is not relevant to the problems at Avebury. Farmers are worried about the effect that tourism has on their land such as gates being left open, and dogs worrying sheep. Dogs are to be kept on 2m leads on designated land between 1 March and 31 July so they do not scare livestock. Lake District bosses warned that landowners are allowed to shoot dogs caught bothering their sheep. In Avebury, sheep do not come near to the fences where the gates are because they are scared of the cars on the road, as we found out at Avebury. Dogs are also supposed to be kept on leads at all times in Avebury. ...read more.

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