Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Geography Fieldwork Itinerary Example (3 full days)

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Arrival Orientation tour of Barcelona (coach) followed by hotel transfer Introduction to the course

20.00 Evening meal

Day 2 08.00 Breakfast

09.00 Sant Pere de Ribes

Flash flooding and river management.

The effects of human activity on the storm hydrograph

Channel morphology: the factors affecting channel efficiency

14.00 Return to hotel

16.30 Classroom follow-up


20.00 Evening meal

Classroom follow-up

Day 3

08.00 Breakfast

08.30 Depart for Garrotxa Volcanic Park

10.30 Plate tectonics and volcanic activity: destructive margin, constructive margin or hot spot?  Nature of different volcanic eruptions. Effects of the eruptions.

13.00 Vegetation changes on the crater wall of the Santa Margarida volcano: Brown earths, gleys and podsols.

15.30 Walk to Santa Pau through a variety of volcanic landscapes

17.30 Departure

19.30 Arrive at hotel

20.00 Evening meal

Follow-up work

Day 4 08.00 Breakfast

09.00 The social, economic and environmental impact of urban regeneration initiatives: El Raval, Barcelona

How successful have the initiatives been?

The reasons for and the effects of gentrification

17.00 Return to hotel

18.30 Arrive at hotel


20.00 Evening meal


Classroom follow-up

Day 5 08.00 Breakfast

Morning sightseeing.

Afternoon: departure