Are you considering studying geography at university? Do you want to enrich you field experience and explore some of the possible career pathways?

Geography is all about the question ‘why here?’ This residential is set in the stunning Lake District World Heritage site, where you will meet other geography students from around the country and use a range of geographical approaches to explore our complex relationship to this landscape.

Our residentials also give you the chance to develop a range of transferable skills. These types of skills help across many areas of life and are particularly good for including in job or education applications. Here are some of the transferable skills that are likely to be covered in this residential:

  • Communicating with others
  • Working as a team
  • Managing your time
  • Taking the lead
  • Resilience
  • Reliability
  • Keeping focused
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making

Our centres are operated in a fully Covid-secure way and accommodation will be in suitably shared rooms based on the current government guidance.

The course is suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold residential. Always check with your leader before booking.

Bookings must be made by over 18’s but if booking for a young person please ensure you enter their name and age in the Order Notes at the checkout.

Tutor: FSC Staff

Courses are lead by experienced FSC staff.

Example Timetable

Day activities will include:

  • Investigating glacial landscapes
  • Investigating cultural landscapes
  • Natural hazards
  • Trees
  • Peat
  • Carbon - climate change investigation

Evening activities will include:

  • Problem solving
  • Guest speaker
  • Career exploration

Please note, activities may change due to local weather conditions at the time.

Accrediting Agency

Duke of Edinburgh Award

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Safety equipment such as hard hats if needed
  • Fieldwork equipment

Before You Attend

Requires a moderate level of fitness. Best suited (but not exclusive) to young people who are considering studying geology or earth science at university, and who are interested in gaining wider understanding of geological processes.

You will need to bring:

  • Packed lunch for the first day
  • Waterproof trousers (can be borrowed on site)
  • Waterproof coat (can be borrowed on site)
  • Ankle-supporting hiking boots (can be borrowed on site)
  • Rucksack (can be borrowed on site)
  • Lunch box
  • Water bottle
  • Thermos
  • Towel
  • Sun cream/Sun hat/winter hat/gloves/scarf
  • Please bring plenty of extra layers and spare clothes, sometimes the weather can be very wet.
Pay a deposit of £100.00 per item