Cornwall & The West Country

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The West Country counties of England offer an extraordinary learning environment for geography students, in addition to being a great cross-curriculum school trip destination.

It gives wealth of opportunity to cover topics including coastal and river processes and landforms, tourism, rural environments and sustainability. Start with a visit to Cheddar Gorge to discover the landforms and processes of this beautiful Karst landscape. Follow this with a walk along the Jurassic coast to discover how thousands of years of erosion has shaped the rocks, with examples of stacks, stumps, caves and arches.

The Eden project is also a must visit when in Cornwall giving students the chance to uncover the working of various ecosystems, viewing first hand plant species from tropical, Mediterranean and temperate biomes. 

With all this on offer and more just waiting to be discovered, why not arrange your next school trip to the West Country?

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Eden Project
One of the most popular and distinctive locations in Cornwall is the Eden Project... Read more
Cheddar Gorge
Cheddar Gorge is the finest example of a limestone gorge in Britain scoured out ... Read more
Geevor Tin Mine
Formerly known as Levant, this is one of Cornwall’s best-known and largest pre... Read more
Jurassic Coast
The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is England's first natural ... Read more
Lost Gardens of Heligan
This unique botanical garden incorporates many different gardening sty... Read more
Minack Theatre
Perched precariously high atop the rocky cliffs, this beautiful open-air theatr... Read more
River Fowey
The River Fowey and estuary is one of the biggest river catchments in South Cornwa... Read more
Specialist Geography Guided Tour
Explore some of Cornwall’s unique coastal landscape, from the... Read more
Tate Modern St Ives
This well-known art gallery overlooking porthmeor Beach welcomes thousands of visitors every year. It showcases artwork from a selection of modern British artists over three floors.
Land’s End & Visitor Centre
No school trip to Cornwall would be complete without a visit to ... Read more
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a fantastic child f... Read more
Padstow village & National Lobster Hatchery
Padstow is as synonymous with Cornwall as its’ b... Read more
St Ives village & Tate Gallery
St Ives is famed for its’ special light that has attracted ar... Read more
Cornish Beach Visit
Cornwall is home to some of the best beaches in the world.  Whatever part ... Read more
Telegraph Museum
Location on the southern tip of Cornwall, the Telegraph Museum is a fascinati... Read more
Gweek Cornish Seal Sanctuary
The sanctuary based in Gweek near the southern tip of Cornwall is... Read more
St Michael's Mount
As you approach Mount’s Bay and look out to sea, students will be amazed by... Read more
Tintagel - Castle and Old Post Office
Tintagel is a small village in North Cornwall, brimming wi... Read more
Newquay Zoo
Newquay is home to its’ own award-winning zoo, with over 130 species to get to kno... Read more
Surf Lessons
Let your students experience an exhilarating surf lesson that lasts around 2 hour... Read more
Big Beach Day
St Ives Surf School run Big Beach Days which last from around 9:30am - 4pm. This... Read more
Artist workshops at St Ives School of Painting
St Ives is one of the most stunning locations i... Read more
Bespoke Art workshop with Greg Humpries
Greg Humpries is an artist educator working regularly ... Read more
Leach Pottery
As well as being a museum of Bernard Leach's work and studio, Leach Pottery offe... Read more
Barbara Hepworth Museum
Discover the work of Barbara Hepworth, one of Britain's most important... Read more
Sketching / walking / photography
St Ives offers plenty of wonderful vantage points where students can sketch in safety and at their leisure. Photography at sunset (or dawn) is also a fantastic experience for your students.
Ghost walk in St Ives
As the night draws near the town, go with the acclaimed storyteller Shan... Read more
Pendennis Castle and Falmouth
The Pendennis Castle is a beautiful English heritage place with ... Read more
Botallack Mines
The Botallack Mine is where you will find the iconic Crowns engine houses that sit on the cliffs. The inspiring coastal walks are a great way to inspire your students or sketching sessions.
Newlyn Art Gallery
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is a place to discover contemporary work across all media produced by artists.
Penlee House Gallery & Museum
The Penlee House is where your students will discover a perman... Read more
Heartlands - World Heritage Mining Centre
Heartlands is in the centre of what once was the heart... Read more
Goonhilly Earth Station
Goonhilly Earth Station offers inspiring site tours or educational wor... Read more
Pasty Making Workshop
Take part in a pasty making workshop during your trip to Cornwall. This ... Read more

YHA Golant

Location: Situated in its own grounds with 14 acres of woodland, this rural hostel overlo... Read more

YHA Penzance

Location: Just 15 minutes walk from the town centre and seafront, this hostel provides ... Read more

Hotel California

Location: Located in the popular seaside resort of Newquay, this hotel sits just a ... Read more

YHA Treyarnon Bay

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Located on the North Cornwall coast. YHA Treyarnon is only a short ... Read more

Cohort Hostel

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Cohort Hostel is situated in the centre of St Ives close to all major a... Read more

YHA Eden Project

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YHA Eden Project is only a 15-minute walk from the Eden Project. 

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Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

Combine This Tour

Cross-curriculum tours are a great way to help your group to bond, and boost your numbers. Contact us for information about other subject in this destination.

Adaptable Travel can arrange your perfect Geography school trip to Cornwall & The West Country. See our suggested itinerary below to get an idea of your school trip experience. 

Day 1

  • Depart School
  • Today you will visit Somerset and Cheddar Gorge. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the features of a Karst landscapes, with a guided visit to the two magnificent show caves on offer
  • Transfer to accommodation in Dorset.

 

Day 2 

  • Today will be all about coastal landforms, with a guided walk along a stretch of the Jurassic coastline at Nare’s head to observe key geographical features such as caves, stacks and arches
  • Transfer to your accommodation in Cornwall

 

Day 3

  • Visit the Eden Project for a tour and education talk to learn about world biomes. You can also add in a workshop on topics such as climate change or sustainability for your students
  • Visit the Lost Garden of Heligan before your return journey back to school

 

We can tailor make an itinerary based on your group's requirements, so get in touch today and start planning your next geography school trip.

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