Perceptions of Rural Life

Unit G2 Human Geography  Rural Settlement



Figure 1.  High Street, Knowle, Solihull.  A commuter settlement on the south-eastern outskirts of the West Midlands conurbation.


Source: KDG Photos


a)     Use figure 1 to explain why the perception of rural areas may not reflect the reality of rural life styles.



b)     Explain the pressures caused by an increased demand for recreation in the green belt land on the rural-urban fringe.



c)      Describe the data you would need to collect in order to investigate change in a rural settlement.