The Alyn Valley is situated in the north-east of Wales four miles west of Mold

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Is the Alyn Valley A Popular Place For People To Visit In Their Leisure Time?

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By looking at by located % bar charts which show car park occupancy in the Alyn Valley diagram I can tell which car park was busiest at the time. By using this method I found that the picnic site had the busiest car park with 68% of its spaces occupied leaving 32% unoccupied. The quietest car park was Bwlch Pen Bara where only 18% of spaces were occupied leaving 82% unoccupied. This means that loggerhead's was in-between the two with28% of its spaces occupied and 72%unoccupied. By taking these results I can tell how busy the Alyn Valley was on this day but bearing in mind that it was mid morning of a weekday during a school term when there is likely to be less people visiting the area than there would be of a weekend or during the summer holidays and maybe even a just later on that day in the afternoon.

On the day I made note of where the cars had come from this helped me to later draw a "desire line graph to show catchment area of the Alyn Valley" this makes it easier for me to see how far people are willing to travel to visit the Alyn Valley. I found that people were willing to travel from up to 50 kilometres away to visit the Alyn Valley although a majority of visitors where from less than 10 kilometres away from a place called Mold. The smallest number of cars came from 41-50 kilometres with only three cars making that journey. The largest number of cars came from11-20 kilometres away with thirteen cars making that journey.
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Percentage of Visitors:

0-10 Kilometres = 14.285714285714285714285714285714%

1-20 Kilometres = 30.952380952380952380952380952381%

21-30 Kilometres = 23.809523809523809523809523809524%

31-40 Kilometres = 23.809523809523809523809523809524%

41-50 Kilometres = 7.1428571428571428571428571428571%

I think that for the time of year and day the catchment area of 50 kilometres is quite large because for someone to come from Crewe for a day and in the morning may seem like a waste of time as there is so much too see but so little time to do it. The further away you get from the Alyn Valley the smaller the number of people ...

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