Category Archives: Fieldwork

A Visit to Botallack Mine on the Tin Coast

Botallack is a key location on the ‘Tin Coast’, part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Much of the landscape of this area was transformed in the 18th and early 19th centuries as a result … Continue reading

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Disappearing Glaciers in Iceland – OK Glacier and Solheimajokull

One of the highlights of my regular trips to Iceland is a visit to the Solheimajokull glacier in the south of the country. This is one of the most accessible glaciers in Iceland, and it provides an excellent opportunity to … Continue reading

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Painted Cliffs At Sidmouth

  The Triassic sandstone cliffs at Sidmouth are a famous landmark in Devon, noted for their earthy red colour. However, they made the news last week when the local Council was accused by a geologist of “corporate vandalism” for painting … Continue reading

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Lava Caving in Southern Iceland

As I eagerly await the beginning of my summer programme of visits to Iceland with Rayburn Tours, I have managed to find a little time to reflect on trips made back in the spring. Back in March, I had the … Continue reading

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New Interactive Relief Map Tool

I stumbled across an interesting map tool today, via the excellent Simon Kuestenmacher – who tweets regularly about all things maps as @simongerman600. It is a free interactive online tool that allows you to create a relief map view from … Continue reading

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New Interactive Iceland Resources

The travel company ‘Discover the World’ have just launched an excellent resource for geography teachers and students with an interest in Iceland. ‘Experience Iceland’ is an interactive GIS map featuring 40 videos of various locations across the country. It is … Continue reading

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‘What Three Words’ in the News

I came across an interesting article in my newspaper recently about ‘What 3 Words’, a location referencing system I first wrote about back in December, 2016 – https://devongeography.wordpress.com/?s=What3words ‘What 3 Words’ allows you to locate specific points on a map. … Continue reading

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