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Title: West Cumbria LEAP action plan : December 1999
Author: Environment Agency North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This document is the action plan of the West Cumbria LEAP. The West Cumbria LEAP area covers almost 1600km2 and the principal towns are Maryport, Whitehaven, Workington, Cockermouth and Keswick. The resident population is approximately 140,000. This figure can increase dramatically, especially in the summer, because of the influx of tourists into the area. The natural beauty of the area is a key attraction and includes St Bees Heritage Coast and part of the Lake District National Park. Approximately 12 million visitors a year visit the Lake District National Park, with the landscape, and opportunities for outdoor recreation associated with the lakes and fells being the main attraction. While the tourists (staying visitors) visiting the National Park originate from all parts of the UK, a significant number of day visitors to the Lake District originate from the towns along Cumbria's coastal fringe.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: Penrith
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Action plans
Geographic Keywords: EA North WestCumbriaLake District (England)
Extent: 64
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1617
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