A geography school trip to the Yorkshire Dales provides an opportunity to experience the dramatic limestone scenery of the UK and learn more about geological timescales.

Give your students the chance to explore caves, caverns, mud pools, streams, waterfalls, and plenty of other distinctive landscapes affected by hydrology in the surrounding area.

You’ll also be able to study coastal landscapes; the ecosystems within these areas of natural beauty; rocks, weathering and soils, and have plenty of opportunities for using and applying fieldwork skills.

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Depart school

Arrive at YHA Malham

Afternoon of YHA-led activities

Evening meal at accommodation


Full day of YHA-led activities

Evening meal at accommodation


Visit Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoy a guided walk

Workshop in one of the local cave systems - Ingleborough or White Scar

Evening meal at accommodation


Check out of accommodation

Option to visit York Maze or Chocolate Story

Return to school

4 days, 3 nights Price from £239 pp
  • 3 nights' full-board accommodation
  • 49-seater executive coach
  • Cave visit and workshop
  • Detailed info pack
  • Entry to Arnside & Silverdale National Park
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Vamoos - our easy-to-use travel app
  • VAT at current rate to tour operators
  • YHA-led geography activities


Educational Activities

Arnside & Silverdale

Arnside & Silverdale

A wide variety of unique landscapes offering your students the chance to learn more about coastlines and limestone landforms. Stunning… Read More

Ingleborough Caves

Ingleborough Caves

One of the most famous cave systems in the UK allows for a study of this impressive limestone landscape. Follow… Read More

KS2 Geographic Exploration - Yorkshire Dales

KS2 Geographic Exploration - Yorkshire Dales

Enjoy guided walks to Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet’s Foss, work on map skills and navigation and follow GPS.… Read More

White Scar Caves - Yorkshire Dales

White Scar Caves

A fabulous opportunity to experience the fascinating landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, this cave walk will allow your students to… Read More

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