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School Geography Trip to the Yorkshire Dales

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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 1/4

Morning

Morning

Depart school

Arrive at YHA Malham

Afternoon

Afternoon

Afternoon of YHA-led activities

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation

Day 2/4

Morning

Morning

Full day of YHA-led activities

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation

Day 3/4

Morning

Morning

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

Afternoon

Afternoon

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

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation

Day 4/4

Morning

Morning

Check out of accommodation

Option to visit York Maze or Chocolate Story

Afternoon

Afternoon

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 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

White Scar Caves - Yorkshire Dales

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

Accommodation

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.

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

We'll tailor make your school trip to meet your specific requirements

2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

Your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will work with you on the finer details of your trip

4 While you're away

You'll be able to reach us 24/7 during your trip if you need our help

5 After your trip

Head back to our resources section to continue the learning

Need help?

Silvia Vintem — Halal Tours Specialist

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

Halsbury Travel
Great location - lots of activities to do. The guide was excellent and adapted appropriately for the group. It was great to have the opportunity to see the sights in the city and also visit a couple of palaces on the outskirts of the town. — Balcarras School, July 2019

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