Category Archives: Fieldwork

GeoText Expedition 4 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Hay Tor, Dartmoor.

    The journey continues – this time to Hay Tor on Dartmoor. When teaching about granite scenery, I often made reference to this textbook photograph. The image came from a textbook titled ‘Landforms’ by Ian Galbraith and Patrick Wiegard. … Continue reading

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GeoText Expedition 3 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Cheddar Gorge

The next adventure took us to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. When teaching about limestone scenery, I often made reference to this textbook photograph: The image came from a textbook titled ‘Investigating Physical geography’’ by Neville Grenyer. Maybe the more mature … Continue reading

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GeoText Expedition 2 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Dawlish Warren

    We managed to make a start last autumn with a visit to our first textbook location – Hurst Castle spit in Hampshire. This was written up in an earlier blog at: https://devongeography.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/chasing-geography-textbooks-in-a-camper-van/ However, the expedition was really planned … Continue reading

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Blue Anchor Hotel – The Next Holbeck Hall?

In a recent article on his excellent ‘Living Geography’ blog (www.livinggeography.blogspot.co.uk), Alan Parkinson (aka @GeoBlogs) mentioned the Blue Anchor hotel in west Somerset. The hotel is currently in an extremely precarious position – threatened by cliff failure. Alan compared the … Continue reading

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Digimap Resources Now Easy To Find

I hope by now all geographers reading this blog have taken advantage of the ‘Digimap’ service provided by the EDINA national data centre for UK academia. It is a tremendously versatile tool that is affordable for all geography departments and … Continue reading

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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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