Fieldwork broadens horizons. It links subjects, sparks interest, and glues theories, ideas and problems that have been the metaphorical into reality. Working outside the classroom often sparks questions that diverge from the curriculum content. By embracing these tangents a fieldtrip can have a far wider impact. This short article reflects on the impact of a fieldtrip, to Slapton Ley Field Centre, with a group of A level students.