Castleton – a tourist honey pot in The Peak District
Castletown is a village located in the Peak District National Park.
Castleton lies towards the north of the National Park. It is 10 miles from Buxton, 16 miles from Sheffield and 27 miles from Stockport. Half of the population of England live within 60 miles of the Peak Park.
Castleton has many human and natural attractions. These include:
The map below shows some of these attractions.
What problems do tourists cause around Castleton?
Castleton is one of the Peak District’s most popular honeypots. Honeypots are areas which attract many tourists. They are so called because tourists flock to these places like ‘bees around honey’. Castleton receives over 2 million visitors every year. This large number of tourist causes many problems in and around Castleton. These problems include –
How are these problems being tackled?
What problems are caused by industry in the area?
There is a cement works located to the south-east of Castleton. It uses limestone quarried nearby. The works cause a number of problems. Firstly it spoils the attractive view from the top of Mam Tor. This is a form of visual pollution. Click here to see a photograph of the view. Noise from the trucks moving between the works and the quarry causes noise pollution. Dust is blown from the works and trucks.
What benefits are created by the industry in the area?
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