Sixth Form Visit to Minehead – Ideas Needed

In July I am taking a combined group of IB and A Level geographers to Minehead in North Somerset for a week.

The accommodation is booked (we are staying at the youth hostel); however the rest of the programme is currently blank.

We are traveling early Monday morning from Essex and returning Friday. I am looking for stops on the way as well as ideas for the fieldwork days.

On Monday to Thursday  this week I am doing a planning and preparatory visit so am looking for any suggestions for ideas for Geographical fieldwork in that region.

I have not been to that part of the country recently but my list of places to check out so far are:

  • Looking at the coastal resort of Minehead and sea defences
  • Taunton
  • Impact of Tourism in the National Park

The International Baccalaureate Geographers need to complete a traditional fieldwork report and the A Level Geographers need to be able to answer AQA exam 4a; the rest is to expose the students to geography ‘in the field’.

I would he grateful for any suggestions of ideas for fieldwork in that locality. I will publish the plan on this blog nearer the time.

If you have a chance please give me your ideas either via twitter @gceyre or as a comment on this post!

Thank you,


Categories: Fieldwork, Sixth Form