Learning opportunities for A Level and Higher Education students at Carding Mill Valley

Carding mill valley adults on rock

The Shropshire Hills learning team are all experts in their fields of study. We take pride in sharing our knowledge and know-how with students who specialise in ecology and environmental studies.

We're happy to tailor our learning sessions to your specific research area. Let us know what you're working on and we'll provide resources and expert knowledge to help inform and enrich your studies.

Our A-Level days will meet the requirements of all syllabuses for fieldwork in Geography and Enviromental Studies. The learning team will lead a technique day to allow your students to set their own project which can be completed with our support.

Guided walk

If your group hasn't been to the valley before, we recommend a guided walk. Led by a member of the learning team, the group will discuss topics including, the lifecycle of a river, human and natural impact on the landscape and points of archaeological interest in the valley.

Suggested walks   

  • Reservoir and return - 45 minutes
  • Reservoir and pipewalk - 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Waterfall - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Reservoir, pipewalk and waterfall - 1 hour 45 minutes
  • River source - 2 hours 30 minutes

Research indoors

Lots of our learning takes places outdoors but we've also go two field labs which groups can hire for research and further study.