About Allerford

A stunning rural settlement between the moorland hills of Dunkery Beacon and Selworthy Beacon; when it rains on the surrounding moorland the water is forced through the village. Allerford is at the heart of nationally important research work to see how moorland management can reduce the flooding risk that communities such as Allerford face. The enquiry draws very much on the experiences and archive images from the 1952 Lynmouth Flood Disaster, with extension activities along the Lynn included. The Enquiry focus on the power of water with the Classroom and field learning resources covering:

River morphology
The concept and characteristics of rural settlement
The causes and effects  of flooding
Moorland and flood prevention
Harnessing the power of water e.g. Water Mills

See how this enquiry links to the latest National Curriculum. (word doc)