Hydrology and Fluvial Geomorphology


The students will conduct a detailed field study of an upland river catchment at up to three sites, using field equipment such as impellors, clinometers and floats, which leads to an understanding of past and present geomorphological processes. Spreadsheets and previous data is available on our resources pages for follow up work.

A classic example of "hands on" fieldwork very suitable for GCSE and A level geographers and one of our most popular days.

  • Suitable for: KS3, GCSE and A level wheelchair logo (some limited access please ring to discuss)
  • Duration: up to 5.5 hours (10:30 -16:00)
  • Location: Crowden, Goyt Valley (see teacher's notes)
  • Other locations: KS3 only, Longshaw Estate (near Sheffield)
  • Please contact us on: 01629816373 or

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What teachers said about this day:

"Great to have the expertise of the leaders for the day and use of the specialist equipment" - Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College, Leicester.

"We thoroughly enjoyed the day and have everything at our disposal to get an A*!" - Grosvenor School, Nottingham

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