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
are Castleton's attractions?
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Castleton has many human and natural attractions. These include:
(Peak Cavern, Blue John Cavern, Speedwell Cavern and Trekcliff
problems do tourists cause around Castleton?
is a one of the Peak Districts most popular honey pots. Honeypots
are areas which attract many tourists. They are so called because
tourists flock to these places like 'bees around honey'. Castleton
recieves over 2 million visitors every year. This large number
of tourist causes many problems in and around Castleton. These
problems include include -
Congestion - This is a problem in the village to both locals
and visitors. There is a large car park, with space for coaches,
and public toilets but as peak times (Summer Sundays or during
the Garland ceremony) the parking provision is not enough and
the congestion spoils the character of the village and affects
its enjoyment by all.
erosion resulting from overuse. This is particularly the case
around popular natural attractions such as Mam Tor and Winnats
with other landusers e.g. farmers and walkers
are these problems being tackled?
erosion - Improvements such as surfacing paths in local stone
or re-routing certain paths have been undertaken to reduce the
impact of erosion.
increasing number of litter bins have been provided throughout
problems are caused by industry in the area?
is a cement works located to the south east of Castleton. It uses
limestone quarried nearby. The works causes a number of problems.
Firstly is 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.
benefits are created by industry in the area?
- Jobs are
- Crime reduces
due to higher levels of employment
- Jobs are
created. Therefore people have more money to spend on local
goods and services.
effect - by creating a factory and providing new jobs, the local
economy grows by more than the original cash injection