Aims of the feildwork:
-To measure the changing channel characteristics along the Cardingmill valley and comparing it to Bradshaw's model.
-Channel width, depth, velocity, hydraulic radius and cross-sectional area will all increase with distance downstream.
Location and characteristics of the area:
-It is situated in the Shropshire countryside of Long Mynd.
-It incluedes features such as deeply cut valleys and streams.
-It has recently become fragile, due to human activity.
-The sole agricultural use of Long Mynd is sheep farming.
Strengths of the location of fieldwork:
-Toliet and cafe facilities
-Easily accessible by bus
-Large amounts of us could work on the river at one time.
-We could complete the fieldwork in one day.
-Easy access to the river.
-Able to work in both the middle and upper course of the river.
-Has the traditional profile of a river.
-Low risk of slipping on wet grass and rocks, for both staff and students, minimised by ensuring appropriate…