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National Parks
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National Parks

Location and names of National Parks in England and Wales

The Peak District
The Lake District
Yorkshire Dales
Pembrokeshire Coast
Brecon Beacons
Norfolk Broads
North Yorkshire Moors
Most National Parks are in highland areas. In some, like the Lake District and Snowdonia the scenery is largely the result of erosion by valley glaciers. In others, such as The Yorkshire Dales and The Peak District parks the presence of limestone rock has been a very big influence.

What is a National Park?

National Parks of England and Wales defined by an Act of Parliament (1949) as:

"areas of great natural beauty giving opportunity for open air recreation, established so that natural beauty can be preserved and enhanced, and so that the enjoyment of the scenery by the public can be promoted "

Why are National Parks being used more frequently?

An increase in car ownership means people are now more mobile than in the past.
People now have more leisure time
Increase in wealth
Easy access
Longer paid holidays

What problems do people cause in National Parks?

Over crowding
Landuse conflict
Damage to plants and trees
Traffic Congestion

What is a honeypot?
A tourist honeypot is a place, which attracts large numbers of tourists. Examples include:

Castleton, Peak District
Helvellyn, Lake District
Malham, Yorkshire Dales
Case Study = Castleton, Peak District

What might the examiner ask?

What is a honeypot?
What problems arise in honeypot areas?
What problems do tourists cause in National Parks?
Explain why conflicts usually arise in National Parks
How does the National Parks Authority try to reduce the impact of tourists?
Why do more people use National Parks?

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