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Sand dunes

Fences And Erosion Area

Morfa Harlech is a National Nature Reserve within Snowdonia National Park. The Sand dune system is a popular fieldwork location, with all psammosere stages of succession present, from a high drift line with pioneer species and mobile dunes through to scrub woodland. Here you will find a number resources to support fieldtrips to FSC Rhyd y creuau, including a Google Earth tour showing field site locations, the growth of the dunes over time and the impact of people and management at the site. There is also a two minute video introducing the site, key handouts and background information.

If there is something you think would be useful here or you have a question not answered by these resources please give us an e-mail at [email protected]

Download the Harlech risk assessment here

Google Earth Sand-dunes Link Image

Harlech Sand dune sites on Google Earth

Sand Dunes

Sand dunes video

Sand Dunes Introduction Handout (geography)
Sand Dunes Introduction Handout (biology)
Methodology Handout (geography)
Methodology Handout (biology)
Harlech Information and Map
Harlech Management Handout
Succession lesson plan Biology 2015
Harlech Follow-up Handout
Annotated Harlech OS Map
AQA Ecosystems Succession lesson plan
OCR Ecosystems lesson plan
Sampling Strategies Sand Dunes
Sand Dune Glossary
Sand Dunes Cover Sheet