Snowdonia Fieldtrip - Post 3 of 3 - Lowland glaciation fieldwork

The final full day of our 'A' level fieldtrip to Snowdonia was spent following up the upland glaciation day I blogged about in a previous post.
We went down to Harlech first of all, because of the state of the tides. We parked up down by the Menai, and looked across at Anglesey. We were exploring the moraines, and sediment analysis - also called till fabric analysis. We had lunch in the sun, and then headed inland, where we were visiting some other fluvioglacial landforms: an esker and a kame. I hadn't visited these features before, and was interested to see the ways that their formation was explored.

Images: Alan Parkinson - this one of the Esker edited with Prisma

We finished up the valley of Nant Ffrancon as the evening light appeared over the slate mines further down, and visited a Roche Mouttonnee for a team photo, and then back to Rhyd y Creuau for some classroom work and the evening meal.
Earth Hour was that evening, and we spent an hour with the lights off, with some activities organised by the Field Studies Centre. 
After a good night's sleep, woke up on a frosty morning and loaded up the minibus before the long drive home to Ely.