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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Investigating two Northamptonshire landscapes

On a cold but mostly sunny day a coach-load of geographers set off from Avenue Campus to visit two locations in Northamptonshire. The aim of the day was to investigate two 'ordinary, but contrasting' landscapes.  

After a brief introductory talk at each site students embarked on a short walk through the landscape, describing and sketching as they went. There was then time for discussion about the processes involved in the development of the landscape at both locations.  Finally students were encouraged to compare and contrast the two landscapes.   

This field visit is part of ENV2123 Physical Geography Practical and offers students the opportunity to recap and reflect on what they learnt in their first year, as well as introducing them to topics that will be covered in other second year modules.