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28 February 2022

Geography trip to the Lake District National Park

In February,  Year 12 and Year 13 geography students visited the Lake District National Park to practice field work techniques and collect data for their NEA, which involves students conducting their own geographical investigations.

The field trip was hosted by the Field Studies Council in Blencathra, where students stayed for four nights surrounded by the striking scenery of the North Lakes.

During the trip, students participated in a range of activities, from taking a (very windy) hike along a glacial valley to Easedale Tarn, where students were enveloped in the magnificent landscape shaped by the erosive power of glaciers; to visiting the small market town of Keswick, where students practiced human geography fieldwork techniques, such as mood mapping and exploring models of livability; to measuring the depth of a peat bog at the summit of Borrowdale.

The field trip helped equip students with all the tips and tricks needed to complete their geographical investigations, and despite the absence of a McDonalds for 13 miles, students got stuck in and embraced their inner geographer!

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