Category Archives: Fieldwork

Iceland in October – With Plenty of New Things To See

  I had the pleasure of the company of staff and students from Northampton School for Boys, and throughout our week we were blessed with really pleasant autumn weather, as well as some great views of the Northern Lights.   … Continue reading

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Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van

Last month saw the arrival of a new addition to the family – a shiny new(ish) VW camper van. After many years of overseas travel – including a wide range of visits to all seven continents – it was always … Continue reading

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Dark Skies Celebration On Exmoor

Exciting times ahead in my area this half term, as the Exmoor National Park ‘Dark Skies’ Festival is launched. In 2011, a large part of Exmoor National Park (EPNA) became Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve.  It is official world … Continue reading

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Mapping Fieldwork Routes With Phone Apps – Strava and Relive

Some of my cycling friends have persuaded me to make use of the excellent Strava app to record my leisurely trips through the Devon countryside. I have also found it to be a great tool to support fieldwork exercises – … Continue reading

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Iceland – Reaching A Tourism Tipping Point?

Iceland has become such a popular tourist destination in recent years, a number of tensions are beginning to appear. The exponential rise in visitor numbers is in danger of threatening the very beauty people travel to Iceland to enjoy. Iceland’s … Continue reading

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Gruffalo Hunting in Cornwall

I am really pleased that my Grandson has started to develop a genuine interest in the outdoors. While on a recent holiday in Cornwall, I was able to take him Gruffalo Hunting, and combine a great woodland walk with some fun … Continue reading

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DigiMap Now With Photos

The excellent Digimap For Schools service has now been updated to include photographs. Over 5 million photographs from across Britain are now available on Digimap courtesy of Geograph. This crowd-sourced project (http://www.geograph.org.uk) set out in 2005 to capture a photograph for … Continue reading

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