Local field excursions

Nestled between the Lake District World Heritage Site, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to major cities such as Manchester, Lancaster is ideally placed to study environmental, geographical and geological processes.

White Scar Caves

Put your knowledge of hydrology into practice in our first year visit to White Scar Caves in North Yorkshire, and learn how to measure water flow within karstic systems and the properties of rocks and soils as they influence the hydrological cycle.


Visit Hazelrigg, our very own field and weather station, in your second year to make your own weather observations, or in your third year to study the radiative balance of the atmosphere.

Heysham Head

Unravel the geological history of the area and learn geoscience techniques as part of a second-year module at the Heysham coastline of Morecambe Bay.