Planning a Hydrology (Rivers) Visit to the Edale Valley
Planning a Self-Led Hydrology (Rivers) Visit to the Edale Valley
What do you need to know
Studying rivers - Hydrology in the Edale Valley.
The PDNP Learning team will no longer be running fieldwork visits from Edale visitors centre. Essentially this means they will not be running any of the GCSE Hydrology days from the sites of Grindsbrook and Golden Clough.
The River Noe site, which is on private land, will no longer be accessible for school visits.
The streams Grindsbrook and Golden Clough have long been used by geography students to study upland river flow. They are great examples, showing many upland river features and are easily accessed being less than ½ an hour’s walk from the village of Edale which itself is in the middle of the Peak District National Park and surrounded by big cities and excellent road and rail networks.
The rivers themselves are rarely inaccessible even in times of high rainfall and are relatively safe places to work with a class of school children. In times of poor weather they are easy to retreat from on excellent paths and close to “civilization” although mobile phone signal can be patchy.