Geography students march on Malham!

Year 10 Geographers’ residential field trip to the Yorkshire Dales

Year 10 GCSE Geographers embarked on their residential trip to the Yorkshire Dales. First stop was Swinden Quarry, near Cracoe village, to assess the impact of the limestone quarry on the surrounding countryside. After a superb guided tour and informative lecture the students headed for Grassington to carry out their independent research into the impact of tourism. Each student had designed their own surveys and was keen to carry out their investigation. The final activity of the day was a tour of the underground caverns at Stump Cross before the tired and very hungry Geographers headed back to Malham village for their well earned supper.

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After a good night’s rest, in the recently refurbished Malham youth hostel, the intrepid students headed off into the hills to see the limestone scenery that attracts so many thousands of visitors to the Dales. They carried out their footpath erosion surveys with accuracy and enthusiastically interviewed members of the public to gather all their data. They certainly deserved their ice cream at Gordale Scar and, as usual, were an absolute delight to take away on a trip.

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