This activity is based at White Moss Common, Lake District National Park
Who for?
Key stage 3 - England and Wales
Level 3 - Scotland
Who by?
This activity is led by our education team at the Lake District National Park.

Activity aims:

A case study of the effects of visitor pressure in the popular White Moss Common area of the Lake District.

Faced with the challenge of a busy site, pupils explore the effectiveness of management strategies through fieldwork techniques and observation. This includes carrying out landscape evaluations, completing a mapping exercise to identify management facilities and investigating traffic impacts and management.

Can be combined with a study of Bowness on Windermere to make a full day.

More like this:

A full range of tutored modules are available from the education team at the Lake District National Park

  1. www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/tutoredmodules_ks3.htm

Contact our education team:

Tel 015394 40800
Email: learning@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Who will provide:

  1. expert tuition
  2. Maps and worksheets
  3. Background information for teacher
  4. Safety equipment and first aid kit
  5. Spare extra waterproofs for emergencies

You will need:

  1. Strong footwear with good grip
  2. Warm and waterproof clothing
  3. Food and water
  4. Hat, suncream etc

Curriculum links (England):

Geography KS 3

  • 1.1 Place - Understanding the physical and human characteristics of real places
  • 1.5 Physical and human processes - Understanding how sequences of events and activities in the physical and human worlds lead to change in places, landscapes and societies.
  • 1.6 Environmental interaction and sustainable development - Understanding that the physical and human dimensions of the environment are interrelated and together influence environmental change.
  • 2.1 Geographical enquiry
  • 2.2 Fieldwork and out-of-class learning
  • 2.3 Graphical and visual literacy – using and making maps