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The aims for my winter trip to ambleside was to find out ifAmbleside is a tourist honeypot, to find out what the main attractionsin ambleside are, to find out what the catchment area of ambleside is,how tourism has affected the services provided by ...

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Methodology The aims for my winter trip to ambleside was to find out if Ambleside is a tourist honeypot, to find out what the main attractions in ambleside are, to find out what the catchment area of ambleside is, how tourism has affected the services provided by the town and how does the winter season affect: tourist attractions eg. Lake Windermere (Sight seeing, boating and cruising), services (Local Transport and Accommodation) and the levels of traffic in ambleside. I was also trying to find out what the catchment area for ambleside was. A catchment area is the distance that people travel to a curtain point. I used various methods to find out the above such as: * Tax disc survey * Traffic survey * Building surveys/Street plans * Photographs/Field sketches Tax disc survey I was doing this work in the winter so that I could find out what the catchment area of Ambleside was in winter, also to find out how the levels of traffic and services were affected during the winter. I studied two car parks Hayes garden centre and Lake Road south. I studied these two car parks so that it I could find out what the catchment area for Ambleside is. I studied 25 cars at each car park. I recorded the information I found out about each car on a table. I studied the tax discs on each car and recorded the name of the town and county that the car was from. ...read more.

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All of the results will be placed together on a table, studied and recorded. This will provide us with a more accurate complete piece of data. I was counting all of the results for the whole town so that I would have a more accurate piece of information to find out how the winter season had affected the levels of traffic in Ambleside. I will present my results from my traffic survey as a graph with all of the other results from the town on a tracing overlay over a road map of Ambleside. The traffic survey was unreliable because the location that I was studying had road works on it on that day that was causing a diversion when my survey took place. This could have affected my results e.g. Many people who would have been travelling on that road on that day might have not have done due to the diversion and chose an alternative route. Also the flow of traffic was not continuous due to the extra traffic light that had been placed there that day e.g. the traffic came at intervals when the traffic on the opposite side of the road had finished. The time of day was also an unreliability, i.e. The flow of traffic alters during the day according to the time, e.g. More people would have been travelling after 5PM because of office hours, and less people would have been travelling during the day in the morning and afternoon as to the majority of people being at work at these times. ...read more.

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The survey was unreliable because many of the buildings had different uses on different floors, also it was difficult on some buildings to determine the building use. Also only three streets were studied. If I did this fieldwork again I would improve it by studying more streets and have some better system for deciding how long (in boxes on my table) buildings should be. I shall present the information from my street survey on a table with four headings (building name, building use, number of floors and quality of building).I will also make graphs, percentage squares, scatter diagrams and an analysis table. . Photographs/Field sketches I took photographs and field sketches of a few buildings and sites. I drew sketches of the Smallwood bed and breakfast and the Fisherbeck cottage. It was to find out more information about individual locations and to help build up a better picture of Ambleside. I was trying to find out more detailed information about buildings such as their quality, size, age and about the building. I am going to present this information as a drawing with detailed labels. If I did this fieldwork again the sketches and photos would be improved by a few reasons; I would spend more time to draw the sketches and I would add more detail to them, I would also add more detail to my labels. I would take more photos so that I would have a better picture of that particular site when I studied them back at school. I would also add more detail to my labels on my sketches. ...read more.

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