GeoText Expedition 3 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Cheddar Gorge | devongeography

The next adventure took us to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset.

When teaching about limestone scenery, I often made reference to this textbook photograph:

The image came from a textbook titled ‘Investigating Physical geography’’ by Neville Grenyer. Maybe the more mature geographers will still remember this publication?

Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge lying on the southern edge of the Mendips Hills in Somerset. It is almost three miles long, and has a maximum depth of 137 metres. There is a near-vertical cliff-face to the south, and steep, grassy slopes to the north.

 

Cheddar Gorge…

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GeoText Expedition 3 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Cheddar Gorge | devongeography

The next adventure took us to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset.

When teaching about limestone scenery, I often made reference to this textbook photograph:

The image came from a textbook titled ‘Investigating Physical geography’’ by Neville Grenyer. Maybe the more mature geographers will still remember this publication?

Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge lying on the southern edge of the Mendips Hills in Somerset. It is almost three miles long, and has a maximum depth of 137 metres. There is a near-vertical cliff-face to the south, and steep, grassy slopes to the north.

 

Cheddar Gorge…

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GeoText Expedition 2 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Dawlish Warren | devongeography

 

Image: P Berry

 

We managed to make a start last autumn with a visit to our first textbook location – Hurst Castle spit in Hampshire. This was written up in an earlier blog at:

https://ift.tt/2hwm2xg

However, the expedition was really planned to start in 2018. So, for the first ‘official’ visit we ventured to another coastal spit a bit closer to home – Dawlish Warren.

When teaching about coastal geography and coastal processes, I often used Dawlish Warren as an example of a spit, and for many years I made…

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GeoText Expedition 2 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Dawlish Warren | devongeography

 
Image: P Berry
 

We managed to make a start last autumn with a visit to our first textbook location – Hurst Castle spit in Hampshire. This was written up in an earlier blog at:

https://ift.tt/2hwm2xg

However, the expedition was really planned to start in 2018. So, for the first ‘official’ visit we ventured to another coastal spit a bit closer to home – Dawlish Warren.

When teaching about coastal geography and coastal processes, I often used Dawlish Warren as an example of a spit, and for many years I made…

Continue reading at:

https://ift.tt/2vBeHT8

Blue Anchor Hotel – The Next Holbeck Hall? | devongeography

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In a recent article on his excellent ‘Living Geography’ blog (https://ift.tt/2qFYhUz), Alan Parkinson (aka @GeoBlogs) mentioned the Blue Anchor hotel in west Somerset.

The hotel is currently in an extremely precarious position – threatened by cliff failure. Alan compared the situation to Holbeck Hall – a four star hotel near Scarborough which was destroyed by landslides in 1993 – and I do remember using this as a case study example in my teaching. Blue Anchor would make a great up to date and current case study for…

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Blue Anchor Hotel – The Next Holbeck Hall? | devongeography

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In a recent article on his excellent ‘Living Geography’ blog (https://ift.tt/2qFYhUz), Alan Parkinson (aka @GeoBlogs) mentioned the Blue Anchor hotel in west Somerset.

The hotel is currently in an extremely precarious position – threatened by cliff failure. Alan compared the situation to Holbeck Hall – a four star hotel near Scarborough which was destroyed by landslides in 1993 – and I do remember using this as a case study example in my teaching. Blue Anchor would make a great up to date and current case…

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Web Resources For The Classroom – Weblinks 1: Population | devongeography

 

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I have spent a bit of time recently re-organising my favourite geography web sites, and thought it might be useful to share some of them on this blog.

Under a title of ‘Weblinks’, and using a separate theme for each blog entry, they might provide some useful resources to use in the classroom or for research for particular lessons. Once I have run through a series of blogs, I intend to compile all of the links into a single e-publication.

First up is a list of web sites connected to the theme of :
“Population”

http://www.worldometers.info

 

This site is…

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