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Flashcards in Ambleside Deck (19):
1

Where is Ambleside

It is a small town in the lake district, 30km from the M6

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What is the population of Ambleside

2600

3

How many tourists visit each year or pass through on the A59

Millions

4

What accommodation is there for tourists ( 4 )

1 /Hotels
2/ guest houses
3/ camp sites
4/ holiday cottages

5

What shops/services are there for tourists ( 6 )

1/ 7 shops for outdoor equipments
2/ Bakeries for snacks and packed lunches
3/ Shops renting mountain bakes
4/ Guided walks
5/ shops renting boats and canoes
6/ Cruises

6

What are the positives of the tourism ( 2 )

1/ Provides employment
2/ Ensures roads, transport services. medical services are maintained

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What are negatives to the tourism ( 6 )

1/ Traffic congestion
2/ Second homes
3/ Too many people
4/ Lake windermere
5/ Tourism is seasonal
6/ Disruption to farmers

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Explain the problem of traffic congestion

In Ambleside there is not sufficient parking. Tourists park on the roads and block the entrances to houses, pedestrians find it difficult to cross roads. Pollution is also an issue (both air and noise)

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What is the solution(s) to traffic congestion

One way system introduced. Tourists encouraged to use public transport

10

Explain the problem of second homes

Prevents locals being able to buy their own home, meaning local businesses have to get their staff from elsewhere.

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What is the solution(s)

Increase council tax on homes which are only used for a few weeks per year

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Explain the problem of too many people

Walking on the same paths leads to footpath erosion

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What is the solution(s) to too many people

Main walks such as Grasmere have been paved, people encouraged to try new walks

14

Explain the problem of lake winderemere

Many different groups wanting to use the lake for different activities

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What is the solution(s) to lake winderemere

Split the lake into zones

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Explain the problem of seasonal tourism

There are high levels of unemployment in the winter months

17

What is the solution(s) to seasonal tourism

Encourage hotels to offer cut prices in the winter. The council pays for Christmas lights

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Explain the problem of Disruption to farmers

Tourists leave gates open and do not keep dogs on a lead when sheep are about

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What is the solution(s) to disruption to farmers

Raise awareness of the problem by using signs on gates