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Best places to go for a geography school trip

Getting outside is fundamental to Geographers. Geography school trips are an opportunity for students to truly understand the numerous types of functions, patterns and systems that they have learnt in the classroom. There is simply no better way to learn about Geography and environmental issues than to get out into the real world and see it first-hand. Here are some of the best places for a geography school trip in the UK…


YHA Castleton Losehill Hall is ideally suited for making the most of England’s human and physical landforms, because with our geography packages offer a host of educational activities including; detailed work on map skills, navigation work, river investigations, river stream studies and tourism. Pupils have an ideal opportunity to carry-out fieldwork as covered in the National Curriculum whilst really getting hands-on with the world around them.


From guided walks to Malham Cove, Gorsdale Scar and Janet’s Foss to GPS trails and river investigations. you can be confident that our experienced staff will guide your pupils to make the most of all the sites of interest that are on our doorstep at YHA Malham.  YHA Malham Geography packages bring real outdoor adventures to your residential experience, so you will definitely not be dissappointed.


Another great location for a geography school trip in the UK is YHA Beverley Friary. This YHA is great for exploring. The unique geography of the Holderness Coastline including Flamborough Head, Hornsea and Spurn head. This location is perfect for studies of Longshore drift, coastal process, coastal management and beach profiling. We use the hostel’s unique location to its very best advantage so pupils can explore all things geographical.

The Lakes

We have several hostels situated in great locations within the Lake District, do you will be spoilt for choice when studying the effects of glaciation on our landscape. YHA Eskdale and YHA Borrowdale are both located in glaciated valleys. YHA Eskdale and YHA Borrowdale are the perfect school trip destination for a range of geography fieldwork.


YHA have several city centre hostels including YHA Cardiff Central where human geography studies can easily be carried out covering a range of specific specification requirements. Located a 10-minute walk from the centre and the classic case study that is Cardiff Bay, is located perfectly for studying the processes and effects of a large-scale regeneration project. Additionally, Merthyr Mawr Europe’s second largest sand dune system and the Brecon Beacons National Park are only a short drive away.

Why not get hands-on with the world around you with YHA Geography school trips?

Bring the great outdoors to life with our popular KS2 Geography packages. Let pupils have an ideal opportunity to carry-out fieldwork as covered in the National Curriculum whilst really getting hands-on with the world around them. Plus, thanks to the location of our hostels no additional travel or transport costs will be required during your residential which helps make our packages great value for money.

Our package prices start from £12.50 per person, per night, (exc VAT.) Price includes full board meals, accommodation and activities. Visit our Groups website to find out more.


Written by Ruby Higton

Here is Ruby and she is a digital marketer at YHA. She looks after all things social media, as well as content writing for and SEO. Her favourite YHA is YHA Perranporth.

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