• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12

Threatened Environments In the UK - How tourism has affected White moss Common and Grasmere in the Lake district National Park

Extracts from this document...


Threatened Environments In the UK How tourism has affected White moss Common and Grasmere in the Lake district National Park By Emily Hammond Contents Chapter 1..............................page Introduction Chapter 2..........................page Methodology Chapter 3.......................page Data Presentation Chapter 4..................page Chapter 5.............page Chapter 1 Introduction The aim of my coursework is to find out how tourism has affected White Moss Common and Grasmere, honey pot sites in the Lake District National Park. We went on a field trip to White Moss Common and Grasmere to record the impact of tourism. The locations that have been chosen for me to investigate, are both very different; White Moss Common is a grassy woodland area which is very pretty which tourists are attracted to, and Grasmere is a small town very built up for tourism with shops, cafes, info-offices etc. They have been chosen because they are both popular honey pot sites where many tourists visit every year. They also contrast so I can use them to compare with one and another. These sites play a large role in the tourist industry, as the honey pot sites are the main reason why singles, couples and families from a wide sphere of influence, visit the Lake District. ...read more.


2 pics of white moss common and gramere( explain every detail of the picture and what is in it that attracts tourist) Objectives I have taken the aim of the investigation and broken it down into some separate objectives that will make my investigation more manageable. I am going to separately investigate the impact of touism that has affected... - The environmental issues of the area - The landscape of the area - The social factors of the community - The economy factors of the area Objective Data to be collected The Environment Traffic counts along main roads. State if they are congested. How much wildlife? state of grass by roads?. Any noise, litter, air pollution being excessively made? The Landscape What has tourism done? Record any newly built houses. Approximately measure areas of greenery/parks. Find main features affected by tourists i.e. path erosion. Look at car parks and their locations, car park count. Social life of community Question tourists and locals about the atmosphere. What are the age range of visitors and residents? House values? Use of public services? ...read more.


Did a landscape quality survey of the view of White Moss Common and an environmental quality survey in Grasmere; I also examined the condition of buildings in Grasmere I also used my initiative to collect extra data and looked at where tourism affects others places in the UK. The place where I recorded my extra data was in Trearddur Bay, in Anglesey, north Wales, A small seaside village, an extremely popular place for second homes, and very tourist based village. I asked questioned tourists, shop owners and staff, and locals. I did a land use survey on the amount of second homes compared to residential homes, I also recorded the land uses for the shops; to show whether they were for necessities or tourist based shops. I have been visiting Trearddur Bay 3 times a year, every year since I was a baby. I am a tourist myself, but as I know the area very well I have a lot of memories of how the village looked years ago and will able to explain on how the impact of tourism has changed the village in many ways. Chapter 3 Data presentation The data I have collected in this investigation includes: - -Questionnaires -Footpath erosion diagram -Landscape quality surveys -Environmental quality surveys -Land use maps -Shop counts 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Human Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Human Geography essays

  1. Sphere of influence map.

    and the type of things that have an impact on people shopping in Cambridge and not shopping elsewhere. For example if it is not easy to get around the city centre then people are hardly going to want to shop in Cambridge, they'll find other places instead and as a result the shopper's in Cambridge will reduce.

  2. GCSE Geography Settlement Coursework

    > The fact that some people might not have wanted to answer, so that result was skipped. > The timings for the questionnaires are not the same in each settlement, so there could have been different groups of people

  1. Geography Fieldwork - The effects of Tourism in Keswick

    in order to get an idea of what the result would be if the whole population was surveyed, there are two fair ways of doing this. Systematic sampling Systematic sampling is when you use a system involved in your sample for example you either this does ensure fairness however is not random and can be considered in some cases unfair.

  2. Geography Tourism Coursework

    The Environmental Impact of Tourism Benefits: * Greater awareness of the need for, and interest in the conservation of landscape, features, vegetation and wildlife. * Income from tourism/entrance fees may pay for management and conservation fees. Disadvantages: * Destruction of the environment, and resulting loss of habitats for the building of airports, roads and hotels.

  1. The small village of Malham is situated within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, about ...

    This shows that the landscape must be of a high quality otherwise it would not be looked after and managed by the YDNP authority. Some of the distinctive features of high landscape quality are as follows; Malham Cove is a natural rock amphitheatre 70m high, which over a period of

  2. Castleton and The Peak District National Park.

    My conclusion is that tourism has both positive and negative impacts on Castleton. Method In order to discover whether tourism has a negative and/or positive impact on Castleton we conducted a survey to find effects of tourism. These could include: * Noise * Litter * Vandalism * Traffic congestion *

  1. An Investigation into the impact of tourism on Betws-y-Coed.

    Water sports such as canoeing can be pursued in calm lakes (see picture below), while experiencing the natural beauty. Other interests than can be pursued around Snowdonia are bird-watching, painting, and golfing on the specially designed courses. Tourists can experience the unique traditions surrounding Betws-y-Coed, as the sense of community

  2. Geography Lake District Coursework - Introduction

    It became a national park because it is considered an area of outstanding natural beauty. The lakes are unpolluted and provide varied habitats for various species.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work