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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.

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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.

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Aysgarth Falls

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.

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 The Blencathra Centre

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.

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River Derwent (NYM) – Upper Course

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.

Students completing a study on the River Derwent

River Derwent field work

 

The alternative (and more adventurous route) is starting your walk on the A169 just north of  RAF Fylingdales here: 54.372838, -0.680477

Source of the River Derwent

Source of the River Derwent

 

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High Force Waterfall on the River Tees

High Force waterfall

High Force waterfall

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.

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Catrake Force Waterfall

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.

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  • Ingleton

    Ingleton

    Honeypot, Limestone Environment, Limestone features, Rivers, Tourism, Upland River

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  • Grasmere and Easedale Tarn

    Grasmere and Easedale Tarn

    Glacial Environment, Honeypot, Rivers, Tourism

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  • Aysgarth Falls

    Aysgarth Falls

    Rivers, Waterfall

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  • The Blencathra Centre

    The Blencathra Centre

    Glacial Environment, Rivers, Tourism, Upland Glaciation, Upland River

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  • River Derwent (NYM) – Upper Course

    River Derwent (NYM) – Upper Course

    Rivers, Upland River

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  • High Force

    High Force

    Rivers, Waterfall

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  • Catrake Force Waterfall

    Catrake Force Waterfall

    Rivers, Waterfall

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