Geography Field Trip to Newcastle
The Newcastle geography fieldtrip is a great opportunity for final year students to see a range of urban and physical geographical processes in action. The focus of the expedition is on revision and celebration of the course together. On the first day, students travel to Gateshead and see the incredible regeneration that has occurred on the Quayside. Students visit the Baltic art house, the Sage music centre and St Mary's church, which houses a historical view of the changing Quayside since Roman times. Later that day the group cross the Millennium 'Eye' bridge over the Tyne and have dinner in Newcastle itself. A trip to the cinema and then a brief journey through the heart of a Newcastle Saturday night finish the evening, before heading south to Washington for a well-earned rest in the hotel. On Sunday, the students travel to Marsden Bay to study coastal processes, including the rapidly eroding cliffs and further south still, the slowly disappearing beaches of mining waste. Weary students then travel by minibus back to Hope Valley before College starts all over again the next day.