Outdoor Pursuits and Government Protected Areas in the UK – Part 2

The creation of huge areas of land in the United Kingdom has enabled large numbers of the population to use their free time to explore the wilderness that is available on their door step. This has provided a great variety of holidays for both domestic and international visitors, who make up the 110 million tourists that these areas receive each year. Many of the people who visit these areas are day visitors and this is especially true of the domestic market. Compared to other countries in the world the United Kingdom is small so many of its parks are accessible to a large percent of its population on a day visit. [caption id="attachment_143" align="alignright" width="297"] Cyclists enjoying Dartmoor[/caption] Also, many people will take holidays to certain areas of the country and make a visit to a park just for maybe...

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Outdoor Pursuits and Government Protected Areas in the UK – Part 1

People who enjoy outdoor pursuits have been indebted to various governments around the world who have created vast areas of land that are protected from the population form building on. These regions have, for a variety of different reasons, been designated as protected areas and they have provided those who enjoys the great outdoors huge play grounds in which to explore. [caption id="attachment_138" align="alignright" width="221"] The different protected land in the UK[/caption] The United Kingdom has attempted to protect large swathes of countryside since the end of the Second World War. In 1949 the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act as was passed in parliament and this created the first ten National Parks that were established through England and Wales. Today there are thirteen parks all funded from central Government. They all have their own separate managing authority...

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