Form III Geography Trip to Malham

From 14 – 17 May, thirty-one Form III pupils and three members of staff travelled to Malham in the Yorkshire Dales.

The trip allowed pupils to experience the unique limestone landscape and to collect data to use within their fieldwork projects as well as their final exam.

In consideration of the environmental impact of the trip, this journey was made by train, which included the picturesque Settle to Carlisle line.

A guided visit to Ingleborough Show Cave led pupils 500 metres underground, surrounded by features like stalactites, stalagmites and a variety of shapes of flowstone.

On a tour of Dry Rigg Quarry, the pupils appreciated the possible impacts of the quarrying industry in the National Park, as well as the steps that have been taken to reduce this impact and protect the surrounding landscape.

The pupils visited Malham Cove, Goredale Scar and Janet’s Foss, which allowed everyone to assess the impact of tourism as well as the intrinsic value of these sites of natural beauty.

After four days of beautiful weather, stunning scenery and a lot of hard work, the pupils returned to Dollar with lots of data and ideas to use in their National 5 Geography assessments.