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Geography School Trips & Tours to Cornwall

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The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in Cornwall located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit. The complex is dominated by two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house thousands of plant species, and each enclosure emulates a natural biome. The largest of the two biomes simulates a Rainforest environment and the second, a Mediterranean environment. The 35-acre site is filled with sculptures, play areas, vegetable gardens, restaurants and even a zip wire, all with environmental conservation, education and sustainability as their core message. The result is the world’s most exotic, scent-filled, fun, interactive, imaginative and sheer mind-blowing classroom on the planet!

Your group can take part in an educational workshop at the Eden Project. Topics include Rainforest Ecology and Adaptation, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Rural Rebranding and Sustainability.

Cheddar Gorge is one of England's most iconic and spectacular landscapes. At almost 400 feet deep and three miles long, this is England’s largest gorge, and with its weathered crags and pinnacles, one of our most spectacular natural sights. The National Trust own the north side of this spectacular gorge and encourage exploration of the landscape with a 2-hour circular walk which can be downloaded from their website. There are also workshops available at Cheddar Gorge which include a guided tour and educational workshop on the rocks and geography of the area.

The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. It stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, about 96 mi (154 km), and was inscribed on the World Heritage List in mid-December 2001. The site spans 185 million years of geological history, coastal erosion having exposed an almost continuous sequence of rock formation covering the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. At different times, this area has been desert, shallow tropical sea and marsh, and the fossilised remains of the various creatures that lived here have been preserved in the rocks.

Enjoy a group day out at the largest garden restoration in Europe, home to a National Collection of camellias and rhododendrons and bursting with romance and intrigue around every pathway and corner. Whether you are looking for breath-taking surroundings, history, horticulture, wildlife or a unique day in the heart of the Cornish countryside, The Lost Gardens has it all.

Land's End is mainland Britain’s most south-westerly point and one of the country’s most famous landmarks. From the 200-foot high granite cliffs that rise out of the Atlantic Ocean, you can gaze across to the Longships Lighthouse, the Isles of Scilly twenty-eight miles away and beyond that, North America.

Groups will come face to face with the adorable rescued residents of the seal sanctuary and learn all about why they came to live at the Sanctuary. Your group will be able to follow the journey of rehabilitating seals in the Seal Rescue Centre & Hospital. You will have the opportunity to get hands-on at the interactive rock pool experience, and find out some amazing facts from an expert.

Formed by the combined forces of the sea and a river swollen by melting ice at the end of the last Ice Age, Lulworth Cove is world famous for its unique geology and landforms. Groups can take part in a 2 hour physical or human geography workshop at Lulworth Cove to study rocks and landforms, or honeypot tourism.

The National Lobster Hatchery is a marine conservation, research and education charity based in Padstow. Their award winning visitor center is well worth a visit to learn about conservation, food chains, habitats and sustainability.

The Blue Reef Newquay is home to 40 naturally-themed habitats. Groups can take a journey from the Cornish coasts to the exotic seas! Groups will also have the opportunity to come face-to-face with some freshwater turtles and caiman, pufferfish, and much more. The underwater tunnels run through the ocean tank at the heart of the aquarium, and offers captivating views of the reef and all the sea life that calls it home, including the loggerhead sea turtles, reef sharks, and shoals of colourful fish.

Go underground and get interactive at the Geevor Tin Mine Museum that tells the fascinating story of Cornish Tin and Copper mining. Explore the many buildings with their magnificent mining machinery. Discover how the rock brought up from deep underground was processed in the Mill to produce the precious tin concentrate.

This Geography and Geology tour and presentation covers the amazing story of the UNESCO Geopark: how the rocks were formed 400 million years ago and travelled here from Africa on tectonic plates. Students will learn about the formation of the rocks and how they have influenced the urbanisation of the local area. They will also discover how glacial and inter-glacial time periods have been affecting the landscape and humans and animals for hundreds of thousands of years.

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