Castleton – Case Study Page
Where is Castleton?
Castleton is 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.
What are Castleton’s attractions?
What problems do tourists cause around Castleton?
Castleton is one of the Peak Districts 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?
Footpath erosion – Improvements such as surfacing paths in local stone or re-routing certain paths have been undertaken to reduce the impact of erosion.
An increasing number of litter bins have been provided throughout the village.
What problems are caused by industry in the area?
There is a cement factory 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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