Tourism in a glaciated upland area in the UK
Managing the environment in order to preserve, protect or restore it.
Land use conflicts
Disagreements which arise when different users of the land do not agree on how it should be used.
Lake District National Park
is England's largest National Park and includes Scafell Pike - its highest mountain, Wastwater - its deepest lake
permanent residents in the Lake District National Park
Activities for visitors
walking, climbing, cycling, boat cruises and various museums. The spectacular glaciated scenery described earlier is a major attraction for tourists.
15.8 million visitors
come to the Lake District each year spending a total of £925 million!
The National Park Authority's
challenge is finding ways of encouraging sustainable tourism without further damaging the very landscape which visitors come to enjoy.
in National Parks are very strict & development is strictly controlled
bought by tourists put pressure on housing stock
of visitors come to the Lake District by car, often just for the day. Roads are often narrow and winding, so get Congestion, traffic jams and parking problems
where footpaths are degraded by too many people walking on them and heavy rain,
Northwest Regional development agency
Used an "active zoning" approach to focus tourists in honeypot areas such as Windemere and Keswick whilst protecting other areas from high tourist numbers.
Upland Path Landscape Restoration Project (UPLRP)
A 10 year project (2002 to 2011) which set out to repair footpaths using stone Pitching - cost £914,841
includes a Cross Lakes Shuttle which links the lakes of Windermere and Coniston Water and services the honey pot sites of Hawkshead, Grizedale and Tarn Hows to cut traffic volumes
Drive Less, See More
2012 Government project with funding of £7 million to unify 'boats, bikes, boots and buses' throughout the national park.