The Lake District

Nicola Andrzejowska
Mind Map by Nicola Andrzejowska, updated more than 1 year ago
Nicola Andrzejowska
Created by Nicola Andrzejowska over 6 years ago
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The attractions, problems, and solutions in the lake district

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The Lake District
  1. Problems
    1. Footpath erosion
      1. People don't stay on the paths
      2. Visual intrusion
        1. Parking
          1. Hazards to vulnerable road users
            1. 89% of visitors come by car
              1. Noise pollution
                1. Air pollution
                  1. Congestion
                  2. Honeypot sites
                    1. Beauty spots
                      1. Small shopping centres
                        1. Historic houses
                        2. Pressure on property
                          1. Holiday cottages not occupied all year
                            1. Property prices increase
                              1. Locals forced to move out
                            2. Fuel spills cause water pollution
                              1. Farms
                                1. Trample crops
                                  1. Disturb livestock
                                2. Solutions
                                  1. Lake District Traffic Management Initiative
                                    1. Offer other modes of transport
                                    2. National Park authority
                                      1. 180 paths will be repaired within 10 years
                                      2. Bus lanes
                                        1. Park and Ride
                                          1. Speed boat limits
                                            1. Reduce shore erosion
                                            2. Bins provided and emptied regularly
                                              1. Build more houses
                                                1. Signs about livestock and crops
                                                2. Facts
                                                  1. Largest National Park in England
                                                    1. 14.8 million visitors a year
                                                      1. Glaciated upland area in Cumbria, North west England
                                                      2. Attractions
                                                        1. Archaeological sites
                                                          1. Lake Windemere
                                                            1. Speedboat rides
                                                              1. Ferry cruises
                                                                1. Windsurfing
                                                                  1. Quiet areas for fishing
                                                                  2. Walking
                                                                    1. Unrestricted access
                                                                    2. Climbing
                                                                      1. Beatrix Potter's house
                                                                      2. Advantages
                                                                        1. Farming
                                                                          1. New opportunities in economic hardship
                                                                            1. Paint balling and pony trekking
                                                                              1. Provide B&B accomodation
                                                                              2. Jobs created
                                                                                1. Profit for businesses
                                                                                  1. But seasonality means numbers can be unpredictable
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