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					   Leicestershire Children
  & Young People’s Service
    Rock Climbing and Abseiling
        Coastal Scrambling
          Gorge Walking
         Mountain Walking
                                              Educational            Walking
                                              Activities at
          Mountain Biking                    Aberglaslyn
       Biology Field Courses
      Geography Field Courses
    Coastal Studies in Adaptation
         Local Town Study
     The Mountain Environment
         Environmental Art

   Further information is available from:
              Aberglaslyn Hall,
         CAERNARFON LL55 4YF.                         Opportunities for programmes of
Telephone 01766 890233; Fax 01766 890255;                 exciting and challenging activities
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This activity usually takes place in the stream which runs through the grounds,
although it can take place at other venues as appropriate. It involves                      The facilities at Aberglaslyn Hall
walking/scrambling up a stream, generally without ropes, but these are
occasionally used at some venues. The aim is to keep dry on the way up and           The house, originally a slate-mine owner’s ‘weekend retreat’, was built in the
get as wet as possible on the way down by using a series of slides into pools.       1860’s at the south end of Aberglaslyn Pass, at the edge of the reclaimed
Gorge walking is one of the most popular activities at Aberglaslyn.                  Glaslyn estuary. This area, sheltered from prevailing winds by the surrounding
There is a strong need for co-operation, teamwork and an awareness of other          high ground, and experiencing very mild winters, enjoys a micro-climate unusual
people and their needs. It is an activity that benefits from group enthusiasm with   for North Wales, which is reflected in the rich mixed woodland which surrounds
individuals often inspiring others to take the plunge - literally!                   the house. The woodland is now part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
                                                                                     especially for the presence of a number of scarce mosses, liverworts and lichens.

Curriculum links include:                                                            The sixty-five acres of grounds attached to the Centre thus afford a splendidly
K.S.2                                                                                varied experience, from salmon river, through beech clearings, rocky pine woods
P.E.                                                                                 to open heather moorland, all within a very short distance of the sea. Nearby lie
   • awareness of water safety                                                       mountain groups, including Snowdon, and the dune systems of Cardigan Bay and
   • following a trail in an unfamiliar and changing environment                     the rocky coasts of the Llyn Peninsula.
GEOGRAPHY                                                                            We can accommodate up to 48 visitors in rooms of between 1 and 10 people.

  • identify, describe and explain what places are like
                                                                                     As well as teaching staff, the Centre has a full support team, minibuses and a
  • recognise and explain patterns made by physical processes                        range of equipment to suit its users.
  • understand why people seek to manage/preserve environments
                                                                                     Aberglaslyn is approximately 180 miles west of Leicester, five miles south of
SCIENCE                                                                              Snowdon and six miles from the sea at the N.E. corner of Cardigan Bay.
   • make links between animals/plants and their adaptation to their habitat
   • effect of light/air/water/temperature on plant growth                           Programmes are agreed with leaders of visiting groups to meet the aims and
   • need to protect the environment and its fauna and flora                         objectives for their course.
   • plants and animals are adapted to their environment

K.S.3                                                                                                           Educational
   • meet challenges in outdoor activities and journeys
   • respond to changing conditions and situations
                                                                                                                Activities at
  • identify, describe and explain patterns of physical and human features
  • identify/describe physical processes and their impact on the environment
  • differences between weather and climate, links in water cycle
  • conflicting demands on the environment
   • importance of sustainable development and protection of habitats
   • habitats support a variety of life that are interdependent and the need
     for adaptation
   • recognise hazards and take precautions

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