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School Geography Trip to the Yorkshire Dales

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A visit 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 (Based on 4 days/3 nights)

Day 1/4



Depart school

Arrive at YHA Malham



Afternoon of YHA-led activities



Evening meal at accommodation

Day 2/4



Full day of YHA-led activities



Evening meal at accommodation

Day 3/4



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

Day 4/4



Check out of accommodation

Option to visit York Maze or Chocolate Story



Return to school

What's included?

  • tick icon3 nights' full-board accommodation
  • tick icon49-seater executive coach
  • tick iconCave visit and workshop
  • tick iconDetailed info pack
  • tick iconEntry to Arnside & Silverdale National Park
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVamoos - our easy-to-use travel app
  • tick iconVAT at current rate to tour operators
  • tick iconYHA-led geography activities

Educational activities and visits

Arnside & Silverdale

Arnside & Silverdale

A wide variety of unique landscapes offering your students the chance to learn more about… Read more

Ingleborough Caves

Ingleborough Caves

One of the most famous cave systems in the UK allows for a study of this impressive limes… Read more

White Scar Caves

White Scar Caves

A fabulous opportunity to experience the fascinating landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, … Read more


YHA Malham
YHA Malham

Located in the Yorkshire Dales, only a short distance away from the famous cave systems this hostel offers 81 beds, classroom, Wi-Fi and full catering. It’s a great rural base for discovering the nearby educational visits.

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