Ingleton is a tourist honeypot in the Yorkshire Dales. It is an ideal location to study rivers (via the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail), limestone scenery (there are two limestone caves that are worth a visit – Ingleborough Cave and White Scar cave) and the impact and management of tourism. Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is a well-known circular trail beginning and ending in the village of Ingleton in the English county of North Yorkshire. The video below shows Thornton Force on the River Twiss which features on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail.
Both the Waterfalls Trail and the caverns incur a cost.
In addition to this Gaping Gill, a deep pothole with the stream Fell Beck flowing into it, is worth a visit but be sure to complete a full risk assessment before visiting with a group!
There is plenty of parking within the village including several council owned car parks along with the car park at the waterfalls. Parking is not free.
A fantastic opportunity for studying glaciation, rivers, rural environments and tourism. Easedale Beck is ideal for a river study and Grasmere for a tourism study. You can also complete ambien no prescription sketches of the valleys for glaciation.
Accommodation is available at Grasmere YH for up to 80.
Aysgarth Falls are a series of waterfalls over a one mile stretch of the River Ure in the Yorkshire Dales. In additional to the waterfalls the banks of the river in this area contain many potholes (round / oval shaped holes in the bedrock of the river bed).
The video below shows examples of potholes close to Aysgarth Falls.
The video below shows a waterfall at Aysgarth Falls.
Parking is available at both the National Park Information Centre and the Aysgarth Falls cafe.
The Blencathra Centre occupies a dramatic setting at 300m on a south facing slope of Blencathra in The Lake District National Park and offers an unparalleled panorama across the Keswick, Helvellyn and Skiddaw areas. Purposely converted from a former Sanatorium in 1993 these unique buildings provide field courses for schools and universities at all levels as well as a programme of courses for individuals and families. It is primarily a residential centre with increasing numbers of day visitors partly as a result of a close working relationship with the YHA.The Blencathra Centre is part of the Field Studies Council, an environmental education charity.As such it is important that we try to ‘practice what we preach ’and promote the importance of sustainability to our visitors. Every year we host more than 8000 learners from over 300 schools and universities .Our visitors come from all over the UK, and for many it is their first visit to the Lake District. During their
courses, students come into contact with our approach to ‘green tourism’. It is a unique experience, enriched through an awareness of the special relationship between people and the environment.
You can find out more on the Blencathra Centre site.
Morfa Harlech National Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in Wales, located north of Harlech.
The reserve reaches across expanses of open sand and sea towards Snowdonia and contains one of the two extensive sand dune systems which make up much of the sandy Meirionnydd coastline, it carries particular importance as the only growing dune system in Wales.
Morfa Harlech sand dunes is an extensive dune system stretching northwards from the town of Harlech. The dunes cover 6 km², of which an area of about 1.5 km² in the middle has been afforested with Corsican Pine. Nearby is Harlech Castle, which due to the expanding dune system has been taken back 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) from its original online pharmacy position on the coastline 600 years ago. Morfa Harlech is one of Britain’s actively growing sand dune systems due to the longshore drift which is currently eroding the dunes at Morfa Dyffryn.
You can see images of Morfa Harlech on Geography Photos by Internet Geography.
At Birling Gap there is evidence of coastal erosion of the cliff where there are no defences. There are a row of fishing cottages, half of which have collapsed into the sea. The beach is accessible by stairs. There is a National Trust car park/coach park, toilets and pharmacy-no-rx.net shop/cafe nearby.
Criccieth is a great location for looking at coastal defences as they have a wide range within a small area and a great ice cream shop at the top of the hill.
Hornsea is an ideal location to complete fieldwork including beach profiles, sediment analysis, measuring longshore drift, cliff surveys and investigating the impact of coastal management (groynes). It is worth visiting the southern end of the beach (near the caravan park), where the sea defences end, there is a marked increase in the rate of erosion.
You can find out more about Hornsea on Internet Geography.
If you are travelling down the Holderness coast it is worth calling in at Skipsea to see the impact of coastal erosion. Follow Mill Lane to Skipsea Sands to reach the area shown below.
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Walton on the Naze is an ideal location for beach profiling, coastal management, tourism, renewable energy (wind), estuarine environments and geology.
The beach is accessible via a short walk.
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This section of the river Derwent is great for A Level river fieldwork.
There are two ways to access the River Derwent. The first is via Gatela Rd (and walking across the marked footpath through farmland) though you join the river some way from its source.
The alternative (and more adventurous route) is starting your walk on the A169 just north of RAF Fylingdales here: 54.372838, -0.680477
Cwm Idwal is a corrie located in the Snowdonia National Park. Cwm Idwal is a spectacular product of glaciation, surrounded by high crags, screes, moraines and rounded rocks, with a lake on its floor (Llyn Idwal). Cwm Idwal comprises volcanic and sedimentary rock which was laid down in a shallow Ordovician sea, and later folded to give rise to the distinctive trough-shaped arrangement of strata known today as the Idwal Syncline. This fold in the rock is visible today, thanks to the layering of the sedimentary rocks. The area was then eroded by glacial action to form the classic semicircular valley.
It is accessible via the A5 and there is plenty of parking. Toilets are available to the public.
It is a 20 minute walk up to Cwm Idwal from the car park. These two managed it ok:
You can view images of Cwm Idwal and the Nant Francon valley on Geography Photos by Internet Geography.
In 1991 almost £2 million was spent on two rock groynes and a rock revetment to protect Mappleton and the B1242 coastal road. Blocks of granite were imported from Norway for the sea defences. The purpose of the two rock groynes was to trap beach material. As the result of the coastal management a substantial beach accumulated between the groynes halting erosion.
Free parking is available at the car park on the sea front. It is accessible to coaches. A public toilet is also available.
High Force is a spectacular waterfall on the River Tees in the County on Durham. High Force was formed where the River Tees crosses the Whin Sill – a hard layer of rock. The waterfall itself consists of two different types of rock. The upper band is made up of whinstone, a hard rock which the waterfall takes a lot of time to erode. Underlying the whin sill is a layer of of Carboniferous Limestone, a softer rock which is easily worn away by the waterfall. This creates a plunge pool beneath the waterfall. As the limestone is eroded the whin sill is left over hanging the waterfall. Eventually the overhang collapses.
If you are in the area it is also worth visiting Low Force.
You can find out more about High Force on Internet Geography.
Malham Cove is an amphitheater shaped cliff formation of limestone rock. Water from Malham Tarn once flowed over the cliff. It is now a popular destination for climbers who dare to scale the 260ft cliff face.
There are a range of limestone features here. These include:
– a limestone pavement
– a resurgence
Parking is available in the village of Malham. Malham Cove is then approximately a 1 1/2 kms walk.
You can find out more on Internet Geography
Throughout its course within Swaledale the River Swale is very fast flowing, and prone to rise rapidly in times of flood. The river rises on the slopes of High Seat and Nine Standards Rigg and becomes known as the Swale at the point where the becks of Birkdale and Great Sleddale meet. The river descends rapidly towards Keld, with a waterfall at Wain Wath Force, before descending into a narrow gorge below Keld and over Catrake Force, followed by Kisdon Force. From here the river descends a further 200m along the next 20 miles to Richmond Bridge. The steep sided tributary valleys also contain a number of spectacular waterfalls.
An ideal location for investigating coastal erosional landforms including a bay, wave cut platform, arch, stack, stump and wave cut notch.
The location is easily accessible by coach. The services here include public toilets, a cafe and a souvenir shop.
Access to the bay is via a series of sets of stairs which can be potentially hazardous as they are steep and can be very slippery in winter. It is possible to follow a path north along the coast to get a good view of the bay. This location is potentially hazardous as it follows the cliff edge.
Find out more about Selwicks Bay in Internet Geography.
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