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There are many conflicts of interest in National Parks. For the Lake District choose two, one between tourists and local people, the other on access by cars. Discuss the problem and suggest solutions.

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Anna Warner 10DMG There are many conflicts of interest in National Parks. For the Lake District choose two, one between tourists and local people, the other on access by cars. Discuss the problem and suggest solutions. National parks attract thousands of tourists every year. In this essay I am going to explore two of many conflicts that occur in the Lake District due to tourism. The first is the problem of local shops in a village or town that are affected due to the increasing rise in tourism. The second is the problems caused by the large amount of cars wanting to access popular areas. Over the years as the numbers of tourists in the Lake district have increased, there is a great demand to supply tourists with the correct services. ...read more.

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Although these shops bring a lot of money to the area, they often end up replacing the local shops that were once there, but can no longer afford to stay in the area as the other shops create too much competition for them. This consequently causes problems for the local people, as they now have to travel long distances just to buy their basic supply of food. A solution to this problem would be to decrease the amount of tourists coming to the area by limiting the accommodation in the area. Another solution would be to open up combined souvenir/gift shops, which also sells groceries. The second issue that I am going to explore is the problem that arises due to the large amounts of tourists visiting popular areas by car. ...read more.

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A simple solution to this problem would be to build a larger car park but doing this would spoil the landscape and surroundings, which the tourists come to see. Another solution would be for the council to stop cars from entering the main areas by pedestrianising them and then building car parks for the tourists on the outskirts and then provide them with a 'park and ride' bus service, this would save on road repairs. But the disadvantages of doing this is that the tourists can not get to their specific destination and the tourists may be carrying allot of luggage, so instead of having specific bus stops they could supply the tourist with 'hop-on' buses which would make it easier for the tourists. Although this solution is not ideal it is certainly the most effective solution to cutting down on the traffic. Written by Anna Warner, 10DMG ...read more.

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