The 2018 Year 12 Geography field trip started with an early morning four hour trip to Snowdonia in North Wales. Upon arrival we were given a brief introduction to the course before heading out to nearby Penmachno to start our data collection. Here we carried out a variety of different data collection and sampling techniques to try and work out how the small village had changed over the years. We found that Penmachno had changed remarkably, from a busy mining village with many services to a very sleepy village with none of the services which were once there! It was also interesting to see how the atmosphere, infrastructure and services differed to areas in Milton Keynes. Many of us had never been to such a quiet village before! This initial investigation was in preparation for our own independent investigations that we would be carrying out later in the week. We then headed back to the field centre where we had our first on-site meal. We were catered for incredibly well, providing vegetarian and vegan options too!