The Malham Fieldtrip was for the compulsory element of the A-level course. Students spent a full day knee deep in Cowside Beck collecting primary data such as river flow and velocity, wetted perimeter and bedload size. Their aim was to prove/disprove a hypothesis of their choosing. They visited three different sites from the source to further down stream and all students remained upbeat and positive despite being extremely wet and cold. Students then wrote up their findings during an evening session in the classroom.
The following day students hiked to the Karst landscape of Malham Cove. They discussed the formation of the cove and braved the excessive number of steps up to the Limestone pavement where numerous photographs were taken in the glorious sunshine. Students then spent some time in Skipton looking at flood management schemes in light of the recent flooding events.