The relative importance of these land uses will vary, depending on the nature of the rocks and the physical landscape. Forestry will be more important in a glaciated area such as the Lake District, than in a coastal area like the Dorset coast.
There are a number of historic attractions which bring visitors to the area. These include Corfe Castle, Thomas Hardy's cottage and a number of historic ruins. Activities also include fossil hunting and the unusual geology of the area encourages educational groups to study a variety of rock types.
The area along the Dorset coast has many coastal footpaths where walkers can enjoy the stunning and varied coastal scenery. People come to see and photograph landscape features such as Durdle Door.
The coastline also has diverse wildlife, because of the variety of habitats that are formed there such as sand dunes, lagoons, salt flats and calm bays.
There is the potential to generate electricity through wind and wave power in this area, in addition to nuclear power stations as there is plenty of sea-water to cool the reactors.