In the Spring Term the weather played havoc with planned research trips for the Upper Sixth Geographers. By the last day of term the snow and ice had melted sufficiently for the girls to travel up the M6 where they were expertly guided around the narrow lanes of the Ribble Valley by local Geographer Bob Hordern. The snow accentuated the landscape features that were carved by the ice or formed when the UK was still in the grip of the last Ice Age.
The Upper Sixth eventually made it to Snowdonia in early May. After several sunny days the weather forecast was “Deteriorating: sudden onset of severe upland gales & heavy rain.” Whilst the girls can indeed verify that this was entirely true, the scenery and sheer scale of the landforms in and around the Nant Ffrancon didn’t disappoint. Everyone came back with a renewed appreciation of glaciers as nature’s bulldozers, as well as the need for proper waterproof trousers!