The BTEC Travel and Tourism students put on their walking boots to spend a day with the Ranger at the National Trust’s flagship property, Polesden Lacy at Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey.
The sun was shining for the group as they took in breath-taking views of the Surrey Hills, learning about the positives and negatives of rural tourism.
All the students enjoyed the landscapes and natural beauty. Devon Thorn, one of the students on the trip commented, “I really enjoyed being able to explore the site before we set off on our walk, as it gave us the opportunity to find out information about Polesden Lacy which has been very useful for our coursework. We also got the chance to see in person how visitors can impact on rural attractions in both positive and negative ways. It was clear that the National Trust is trying to reduce these impacts with common techniques, such as signposting different routes with themes which match the length/gradient of the walk.”