GEOGRAPHY OF THE YORKSHIRE DALES FIELD STUDY DAYS
With Mark Reid FRGS
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), author of ‘The Inn Way’ guidebooks & Mountain Leader
GEOGRAPHY OF THE YORKSHIRE DALES
Spend the day in the Yorkshire Dales with Mark Reid FRGS, learning about the physical and human geography of this wonderful area.
We’ll explore the physical, human and environmental geography of the Yorkshire Dales on a 8 mile walk, from the rocks beneath our feet and the effects of glaciation and erosion to settlement patterns, place names, farming and climate change.
- Discover the physical geography of the Yorkshire Dales – Great Scar Limestone, Yoredale Series and Millstone Grit.
- Explore the rich history of human settlement – Bronze Age burials, amazing Iron Age settlements, Norse farmsteads and place-names, Norman hunting forests, vast sheep walks, settlement patterns and land use.
- We’ll look at drystone walls, lead mines, hay-meadows, sheep breeds… plus much more!
This Geography of the Yorkshire Dales will introduce you to the key elements that make the Yorkshire Dales such a special place, with its topography and landscapes protected as one of the Britain’s 15 National Parks. This full day’s walk will give you an overview and understanding of the Yorkshire Dales, how it was formed and shaped, and what makes it so special.
If you love the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, then you’ll enjoy our Geography of the Yorkshire Dales field study trip.
Mark Reid has walked almost all of the paths, tracks, lanes, hills and fells in the Yorkshire Dales over the past 30 years. Mark has a Geography Degree from the University of Lancaster, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and has also written 17 walking books, including 6 books about the Yorkshire Dales. Mark wants to share his passion and knowledge of the Yorkshire Dales with you!
OUTLINE OF THE FIELD STUDY DAY
9:30am: Meet at a village car park in the Yorkshire Dales
9:30am – 4:30pm: Full day’s guided walk in the Yorkshire Dales, looking at the physical and human geography along the way. The walk will cover around 8 miles over the day, with plenty of rest stops and time to admire the explore and admire the views. The walk will include paths across farmland, valleys, riversides, woodland, moorland, hills and fells, with some rough, uneven and wet ground in places as well as some ascents and descents. We may experience adverse weather conditions, which often adds to the experience.
4:30pm – 5pm: De-brief back at the village
This day has been recognised as CPD for members of the Mountain Training Association (1 point)
YOUR GUIDE - MARK REID
MARK REID is the author of 17 walking guidebooks including ‘The Inn Way’ series. He is a qualified Walking Group Leader, Hill & Moorland Leader and Mountain Leader, and has an unrivalled knowledge of the history and geography of the North of England. Mark has a BA (Hons) Geography degree from the University of Lancaster and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). Mark has walked over 28,000 miles of footpaths since 1997, and has taken over 17,000 people out walking in the countryside – he’s been an Outdoor Professional for 26 years! Mark has appeared on ITV YORKSHIRE on the TV walks series ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ along with ITV weatherman Jon Mitchell, as well as ITV1’s The Dales.
EXPERIENCE & FITNESS
- No experience required. Full guidance will be given.
- All walks are tailored specifically for each group according to your needs, aspirations, experience and fitness levels. However, a reasonable level of fitness is required as the natural environment can be demanding at times.
- We usually cover around 8 miles over the course of the day, and there will be plenty of rest stops. The terrain we will be walking across will include uneven ground, rough terrain, stiles, stream crossings, fields, valleys, moorland, hills and fells, tracks and lanes, as well as a number of ascents and descents; we may experience adverse weather conditions. We may climb up to the summit of Buckden Pike (702m) or Ingleborough (724m).
- We are fully insured (public, civil & professional indemnity insurance)
- All of our instructors are fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders
- So far, we have taken over 17,000 people out walking, and have a wealth of experience dealing with all ages and abilities.
- Part of the attraction of hill walking is the challenge of tackling different terrains, landscapes and weather conditions. Every effort is made to minimize potential hazards; however, the very nature of hill walking involves a certain level of unavoidable risk or accident and/or injury. By taking part in this activity, you are aware of and accept these risks.
- Our courses are suitable for all ages. Under 18s (minimum age 14) may attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The child must be accompanied at all times during the activity by their parent/legal guardian.
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