Yorkshire Trip 2015

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Trip to the Yorkshire Wolds



As part of the A-Level geography course, 17 geographers travelled by train to Malton in Yorkshire, and stayed in the Yorkshire Wolds at the Cranedale field study centre for five days. The weather was dry and sunny, only spoilt by a fierce northerly onshore wind.


The crumbling cliffs of the Holderness coast, the dramatic chalk coastal scenery of Flamborough Head and the sand dunes at Bridlington were explored and at some locations, detailed measurements, using scientific equipment were undertaken, to gather primary data, which was then processed to further understand the changing geographical landscapes.


Away from the coast, we climbed onto the North York Moors, and walked along part of the Lyke Wake Walk, which has been heavily eroded by many enthusiastic walkers. We measured its’ width, depth and vegetation coverage, whilst at the same time, waving to the North York Moors Railway (AKA The Hogwarts Express)! The villages of Lockton and Thornton-Le-Dale were also visited and surveys conducted concerning the impact of tourism within the National Park. On the final day in Yorkshire, the towns of Malton and Pickering were visited in order to assess the impact of flooding in both towns. An urban study had also been conducted in Malton earlier in the week.



Miss K. Burtenshaw
Head of Geography