Pupils will also need a waterproof, hat and wellingtons although old trainers will do to enable access into the river. This is in addition to appropriate footwear to deal with rough, hilly and possibly muddy tracks such as walking boots or trainers. All equipment to enable students to measure the river along with recording sheets will be provided by the National Trust.
I would obviously appreciate your support in ensuring that this work is completed and is handed in on time. All homework will relate to the coursework between now and half term and your child will ALWAYS have something to do at home to improve their work! Under the requirements of the Education Reform Act , we can only raise the cost of the trip by voluntary contributions.
There is no obligation to contribute and children will not be treated differently according as to whether or not any contribution has been made. However, the trip can only go ahead if the level of support is sufficient. Ordnance Survey map of area surveyed. Use a copy of this or a map from Multimap website that shows contour lines in detail. Annotations need to be detailed, as shown, and use geographical terminology to prove your knowledge. This map is the base map for the survey areas. You will use it later to mark on the different land uses.
But it can be used here to show the river system and some survey points, as well as the relief around the river system. This is a good map to include as it shows the development of the river system and the location of the 5 survey points. But remember!!! All maps need to be numbered and referred to in the text e. How to use a photograph in the write-up — quality, detailed annotations; numbering of photograph for referring to in the text. Aerial view of the Carding Mill Valley How can this be used in your project?
In this photo you can easily see the mountains of the Long Mynd which form the watershed and catchment area for the Carding Mill valley. The steep gradient which the river flows down can be identified. As can the change in land use down the valley. These ideas can be used in your annotations of a photograph. Climate Graph.
What do you think is the significance of a climate graph in this piece of work? Draw a climate graph of these figures — remember? You were taught this in Y7!! Average figures! Research this years weather and climate statistics so far by visiting www. Has recent weather affected flow in river? Now you need to explain the significance of this information — how does it relate to discharge levels?
Bar graph for rainfall. Line graph for temperature. Could do all this with an opening paragraph and a table.
For smaller groups, map reading can be done indoors. Our two field labs can seat 32 people. Students really enjoy using the microscopes to examine the flora and fauna they've found in the stream. The learning team will help the group to get to grips with a range of investigation techniques. Students will use a biotic index to estimate water pollution and an identification key to help them find out more about their water invertebrate.
We have several different habitats to study and compare. Take a closer look in one of our ponds, comb the heathland or head to the hillside woodland in Carding Mill Valley to discover what's living and growing on different levels of the valley. Investigate the soil, the leaf litter, the shurb layer and the canopy for signs of life. Take a look at our resident birds from the bird hide and compare your findings from the hillside.
We can offer lots of different learning opportunities around habitats. Let us know what suits you and your class when you book your visit. Derek Croucher. Share: Twitter Facebook Pinterest Email. Guided walk Suitable for all ages, the guided walk is the perfect way to introduce students to the valley. Suggested walks Reservoir and return - 45 minutes Reservoir and pipewalk - 1 hour 15 minutes Waterfall - 1 hour 30 minutes Reservoir, pipewalk and waterfall - 1 hour 45 minutes River source - 2 hours 30 minutes For a full day visit, we recommend doing the guided walk and another one or two of the following activities.
Geology Learn all about the formation of the Shropshire Hills and nearby volcanoes. Orienteering, map and compass Get to know your way around the valley. Lab work Our two field labs can seat 32 people. Habitats We have several different habitats to study and compare. National Trust. Back to top. Search the site Search. Listen for the distinctive call of the Red Grouse and, if you're lucky, catch a glimpse of the rare Bilberry Bumble Bees buzzing around New Pool Hollow.
The conservation work that takes place on Long Mynd means there are lots of interesting jobs for the staff and volunteers to get involved in. Whether you want to be outdoors, up on the hill walking, or in the valley meeting visitors, there is a role here for you.
Thinking about coming for a group visit as a school, coach party or Duke of Edinburgh group? Here you can find more information and booking details. Covering as much as 2, hectares 4, acres of heather-covered hills with stunning views of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Welsh hills, this is an important place for wildlife, geology and archaeology.
There are paths for walking, cycling and horse riding, you can even drive to the top of the hill to take in the views. In Carding Mill Valley there are excellent visitor facilities including a tea-room, toilets and car parking. In Carding Mill Valley you can play in the stream, watch birds from the hide, pond dip and relax with a picnic; or you can simply use the Valley as your base for the day and head on up the hill for an adventure.
You don't have to venture far out of the Valley to find your own piece of solitude on the Long Mynd. If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
All groups in minibus or coach must pre-book via email: learning. Important notice - On busy weekends please be prepared to use alternative non-NT parking. Saved to My places Save to My places. Share: Twitter Facebook Pinterest Email. Back to top. Try one of these beautiful walks. Hop on the bus and get out in the hills. Commoning on the Long Mynd. Guide to mountain biking on the Long Mynd. What refreshments are available? Stepping Stones Project Find out all about this landscape scale project in the Shropshire Hills and how you can be involved.
Conservation work at Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd The conservation work that takes place on Long Mynd means there are lots of interesting jobs for the staff and volunteers to get involved in. Volunteer rangers at work NT Images. Become a volunteer Whether you want to be outdoors, up on the hill walking, or in the valley meeting visitors, there is a role here for you. Learning, Duke of Edinburgh and group visits Thinking about coming for a group visit as a school, coach party or Duke of Edinburgh group?
General Family Access. General Our main car park is open all year round. Please follow social distancing measures. Tea-room - open with inside and outside seating Excellent cakes, teas, coffees, local drinks and snacks Take a picnic and sit, relax and enjoy Shropshire's food Horse-riding and cycling routes across a variety of terrains Dogs under close control grazing livestock Parking 50 yards pay and display.