Our A Level Geographers spent three days on a fieldtrip in North Yorkshire just before half term, based at the Cranedale Centre in Kirby Grindalythe. Read their day-by-day account:
Day 1: Water and carbon cycles in the North Yorkshire moors
Despite the gloomy and wet weather, this was a hugely successful day collecting data to look at patterns and processes associated with a moorland area and an afforested area.
Day 2: Changing places in Scarborough
The weather was much kinder to us today and allowed us to collect data associated with Scarborough’s changing fortunes as a seaside resort. Fish and chips were sampled by all – as Mr Critchlow says “it is customary to sample fish and chips” when visiting the coast!
Day 3: Flamborough Head
We studied the coastal geomorphology of the magnificent headland and its associated wave-cut platform and cracks, geo, caves, arches and stacks. Beach profiling was also completed to look at patterns of erosion and deposition.