Activity: Moorland Walk
This activity is based in the North York Moors, starting at the Moors National Park Centre in Danby.
Key stage 2 - England and Wales
Levels 2 and 3 - Scotland
This activity is delivered by our education team.
2.5km (1hr 30mins) or 4.5km (2hrs).
A circular walk through woodland, grazing land and moorland. The content of the walk can be varied either by using maps and aerial photographs and focussing on geographical skills or by doing sensory activities and focussing on literacy skills or a combination of both.
Students will learn:
- why the landscape is like it is;
- how people use the landscape now and how it was used in the past;
- how and why moorland is managed by burning;
- the arguments for and against grouse shooting;
- how different river features develop;
- how rivers are part of the water cycle;
- how they themselves can help care for this environment.
Students will be able to practice:
- identifying features on a map, an aerial photograph and in the landscape;
- recognising symbols on a map;
- using a compass to work out direction and orientate a map;
- following a route on a map;
- recognising animals and plants from different habitats;
- recognising features created by river processes;
- considering facts and formulating their own opinion about an issue.
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A full ranger of tutored modules are available from the education team at the North York Moors National Park
Contact our education team:
Tel: 01439 770657
Who will provide:
You will need:
Curriculum links (England):
- Geography – geographical skills, managing environments sustainably, the water cycle.
- Science – Living things in their environment.
- Literacy – listening, using vocabulary.