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Porlock Bay Upper Sixth Geography Field Trip WCS Wells Cathedral Independent School Somerset

Upper Sixth Geography Coastal Management Field Trip

On Wednesday 23rd March, Upper Sixth Geographers took a field trip to the Somerset coastline in glorious sunshine. 

The pupils were studying different approaches to coastal management at Minehead and Porlock Bay. Porlock Bay adopted a soft engineering approach in the mid-1990s following the breach of the shingle ridge that protects low lying land beyond, whereas Minehead by contrast is heavily defended by sea walls and stone groynes. The group were able to investigate hypotheses by examining sediment patterns on Porlock beach.

Jeremy Boot, Head of Geography and Humanities, said; “It was great to conduct real field work, and even the weather obliged”!