Geography Trip to The Peak District

On Thursday 26th September, the Upper Fourth travelled to Castleton in the Peak District, Derbyshire for their Geography fieldtrip. Students spent their time in Castleton collecting information which will help them to assess the impact of tourism on Castleton. They had time to explore some of the tourist shops and...

On Thursday 26th September, the Upper Fourth travelled to Castleton in the Peak District, Derbyshire for their Geography fieldtrip. Students spent their time in Castleton collecting information which will help them to assess the impact of tourism on Castleton. They had time to explore some of the tourist shops and services that Castleton has to offer and also had the opportunity to visit the well-known tourist attraction ‘Treak Cliff Cavern,’ an underground cave, which is partly natural but has also been created by humans mining for ‘Blue John,’ a semi-precious mineral which is unique to the area. Finally, ahead of studying the Natural Hazards topic later this year, the students took a short walk up Mam Tor, also known as the ‘shivering mountain,’ which has experienced a series of landslides in the past due to its weak geological structure. Despite the forecast of rain, the weather was very kind to us and it was an enjoyable day for all!

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