Archive

Below is a calendar of archived events the society has held since they began being posted online in 2012. archive
Additional event detail and reports are available to members in our Proceedings and the society library or by request.

Wednesday 16th May 2012
  • CGS: RIGS Slate & Watch Hills Starts: 18:00 Location: Cockermouth School (NY132312) Description:

    Description: Leader: Jim Samson. About 2 miles of walking up steady climbs that can be boggy.

    Location: Cockermouth School (NY132312)

Saturday 2nd June 2012
  • CGS: RIGS Sherwood Sandstone & Mawbray Forest Starts: 10:30 Location: 10:30 Maryport Promenade (NY 037374) 13:03 Bankmill (NY 087480) Description:

    Description: Leader: Ann Lingard More RIGS sites, but with a difference. Splendid exposures of the Sherwood sandstone
    on Maryport beach and then a guided walk to the Mawbray submerged forest.

    Location: 10:30 Maryport Promenade (NY 037374)
    13:03 Bankmill (NY 087480)

Sunday 10th June 2012
  • CGS: Industrial History Starts: 10:30 Location: Clesketts car park (NY 588584) about 1 mile SE of Hallbankgate Description:

    Description: Lead by Elizabeth Pickett (Geodiversity officer for the North Pennines AONB). This trip is a 7 mile walk though Geltsdale a nature reserve and geology in a beautiful corner of Cumbria with its fascinating past.

    Location: Clesketts car park (NY 588584) about 1 mile SE of Hallbankgate

Saturday 30th June 2012
  • CGS: Carrock Fell Igneous Complex Starts: 10:30 Location: Mosedale (NY 357323) Description:

    Description: Tom Sedgwick will lead us on to this cascinating area of local geology. Take note it involves some steep climbs up a scree slope and walking over rough ground.

    Location: Mosedale (NY 357323)

    Different events have different formats and information. Please first read the general information on the Events & Activities page.

Sunday 8th July 2012
  • CGS: Crazy Paving in the Cross Fell Inlier Starts: 10:30 Location: Meet at main car park in Dufton village (NY 689250)
Wednesday 18th July 2012
  • CGS: RIGS Clints Quarry Lower Carboniferous Limestones Starts: 18:30 Location: Clints Quarry Entrance (NY 008123) Description:

    Study the Lower Carboniferous Limestones (or just enjoy the Cumbria Wildlife Trust nature reserve) in Clints Quarry RIGS site and also Longlands Lake nearby.
    Leaders Jim Samson and Mervyn Dodd.

Wednesday 1st August 2012
  • CGS: RIGS Mawbray Submerged Forest Starts: 18:00 Location: Mawbray Bankmill (NY 087480) Description:

    A guided walk of the RIGS site, lead by Ann Lingard.
    If time permits we may go to the Sabelaria reefs at Dubmill point.
    Location:Mawbray Bankmill (NY 087480)

    Different events have different formats and information. Please first read the general information on the Events & Activities page.

Saturday 1st September 2012
  • CGS: Eskdale Granite and Haematite Deposits Starts: 10:30 Location: Road junction near George IV Inn, Eskdale Green (GR 149998 Lakes SW Sheet) Description:

    Lead by David Kelly.

Wednesday 19th September 2012
  • CGS: Exceptionally preserved fossils (Lecture) Starts: 19:30 Description:

    Prof. David Siveter, Leicester University: “Exceptionally preserved fossils” joint meeting with Westmorland GS. Prof. Siveter has studied many exceptionally preserved fossils, which often include the soft parts of animals not normally preserved. His most recent work has been in Chengjiang, China which is so remarkable the site has been awarded a UNESCO World Heritage Site. His talk will be illustrated by photographs of these amazing organisms, some of which are new to science.

Wednesday 10th October 2012
  • CGS: Mineral Solutions to Global Problems (Lecture) Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Cockermouth. CA13 9PH Description:

    Prof. David Manning, Newcastle University: “Mineral Solutions to Global Problems” Prof. Manning is interested in how soils and plants interact in response to climate change and how we can exploit soil processes to minimise the effects of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. He will present the latest research in this innovative approach to the problem of climate change.

Wednesday 7th November 2012
  • CGS: Sand - Journeys Through Our Granular World (Lecture) Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Kirkgate, Cockermouth. CA13 9PH. Description:

    Prof. Michael Welland : "Sand: journeys through our granular world" Prof. Welland’s book Sand: the Neverending Story has had critical acclaim and he was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for excellence in natural history writing. His talk promises to give a new insight into sand.

Wednesday 5th December 2012
  • CGS: Members Evening Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick. CA12 5NZ Description:

    Members evening. Update on RIGS (Jim Samson). Minerals (Tony Rigby). Geological events through 2012 (Judy Suddaby) Highlights of CGS trip to Tenerife (CGS members).

Wednesday 9th January 2013
  • CGS: Geological Storage of CO2: Will it Leak? (Lecture) Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Kirkgate, Cockermouth CA13 9PH Description:

    Dr. Kate Thatcher, Consultant, Quintessa Ltd. “Geological storage of CO2: will it leak?” Dr. Thatcher was a post-doctoral research assistant at Durham University looking at the movement of fluids through porous material. She recently moved to Quintessa, a consultant firm looking at the storage of carbon dioxide.

Wednesday 6th February 2013
  • CGS: The North Pennines AONB and Global Geopark: 500 Million Years in the Making (Lecture) Starts: 19:30 Description:

    Joint meeting with Carlisle Natural History Society.

    Dr. Elizabeth Pickett “The North Pennines AONB and Global Geopark: 500 million years in the making” Dr. Pickett led a field trip for our Society earlier this year and has been involved in the very successful promotion of the North Pennines as a Global Geopark.

Wednesday 13th March 2013
  • CGS: AGM & Presidential Address Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick. CA12 5NZ Description:

    AGM & President’s address – “The Rise of the Rockies: A Geological History of Colorado”

Saturday 16th March 2013
  • CGS: Annual Dinner Starts: 19:30 Location: To be announced Description:

    Time and location to be announced.

Saturday 18th May 2013
  • Moota Quarry; Bothel; 10:30 Starts: 00:00 Location: Bothel Description:

    A rare chance to look round a working quarry in the 4th Limestone and also to contribute ideas on its use as a learning resource after restoration. Assemble in the car park (NY 150360). Participants must bring a hard hat, boots and some hi-vis outerwear.

    Thanks to Cemex UK for allowing this visit.

Sunday 2nd June 2013
  • CRAZY PAVING IN THE CROSS FELL INLIER Starts: 00:00 Location: Dufton Description:

    An excursion around the varied rocks and landforms of the Dufton area. About 10km walking along the base of the Pennine escarpment. Meet at main car park in Dufton village (NY 689250).

Wednesday 12th June 2013
  • THE WORKINGTON SHORE Starts: 19:00 Location: Workinton Pier Description:

    Late Quaternary and a new environment for most of us. Meet at the pier end car park (NX 983295 Explorer 303).

Sunday 16th June 2013
  • ROCKS AND STRUCTURES IN THE PERMO-TRIASSIC AND CARBONIFEROUS OF THE UPPER EDEN VALLEY Starts: 00:00 Location: KIRKBY STEPHEN Description:

    An exploration of the far south east of the county. Meet at Belah lay-by (NY 793121).

Sunday 30th June 2013
  • GARSDALE PASS Starts: 00:00 Location: Meet in Stavely Mill Yard, Stavely (SD 471983) Description:

    Cars can be parked opposite Wilf's Cafe. We can then car share to the location (NY 424006). The trail distance is 6 miles on tracks, footpaths and access land.

Wednesday 10th July 2013
  • SLATE FELL Starts: 18:30 Location: COCKERMOUTH Description:

    Is there anything in a name? What are the slates and how where they used? Meet at Cockermouth school lay-by (NY 130311).

Saturday 20th July 2013
  • GLENDERATTERA VALLEY Starts: 00:00 Location: Blencathra Centre Description:

    An excursion to see some of the uncommon outcrops of the Skiddaw granite. Meet at the car park just above the Blencathra Centre (NY 302256). The walk is over exposed terrain. Limited car parking. Note the earlier time

Sunday 25th August 2013
  • ENNERDALE HIGHLIGHTS Starts: 00:00 Description:

    Meet at Bowness car park (NY 109153).

    Note the earlier time.

Wednesday 18th September 2013
  • BRIGHT LIGHTS AND DINOSAURS Starts: 19:30 Location: The Hall, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ullswater Road, Penrith CA11 7EG Description:

    Dr. Manning heads a team at Manchester University which uses a wide range of novel techniques to unravel the details of the lives of dinosaurs. He also writes a blog. Joint meeting with Westmorland Geological Society.

Wednesday 9th October 2013
  • RECOVERY OF TIMESCALES OF VOLCANIC PROCESSES Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick. CA12 5NZ Description:

    Dr. Morgan is Lecturer in Petrology and Volcanology at Leeds University. He is currently working new techniques that shed light on the timing of volcanic processes within super-eruptions.

Wednesday 13th November 2013
  • AN ASSESSMENT OF THE PROCESSES OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING or "FRACKING" Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick. CA12 5NZ Description:

    Professor Styles is the co-author of a government commissioned review into fracking set up after the seismic activity in Blackpool in 2011.

Wednesday 11th December 2013
  • MEMBERS EVENING Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick. CA12 5NZ Description:

    Details to be confirmed.

Wednesday 22nd January 2014
  • IRON ORE MINE SHAFT COLLAPSE AT EGREMONT Starts: 19:30 Location: Tullie House, Carlisle. Description:

    Dennis has worked for many years in the coal industry in Cumbria. He is a member of both Cumberland Geological Society and Carlisle Natural History Society. Joint meeting with Carlisle Natural History Society.

Wednesday 12th February 2014
  • RHYOLITIC ERUPTION AT CORDON CAULLE, CHILE: A GLACIER OF VOLCANIC GLASS Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick. CA12 5NZ Description:

    Hugh is well knows to members of CGS, having led our trip to Iceland. He will be talking about his latest research.

Wednesday 12th March 2014
  • AGM and President's address Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends Meeting House, Keswick
Saturday 15th March 2014
  • Annual Dinner Starts: 18:30 Location: Skiddaw House Hotel Description:

    Guest speaker Prof. Rory Mortimore president of the Geologists' Association

Sunday 27th April 2014
  • Eycott Hill Volcanic Group and Dinantian Limestones Starts: 00:00 Location: 1 mile NW of Berrier Description:

    Leader - Mike Dewey, Westmorland Geological Soc. (joint trip with WGS)
    Meeting place: Parking area 1 mile NW
    of Berrier at grid ref: NT 388307 at 10.00hrs
    Rough ground with few paths. Easy access with limited walking distance involved.

Wednesday 14th May 2014
  • Embleton Quarry Microdiorite Intrusions Starts: 00:00 Location: Embleton village Description:

    Leader - Jim Samson
    Meeting place: Embleton village, NY 174305 at 19.00hrs. Parking only on road – take care!
    Approx 20mins walk up rough track. Quarry floor level – hard hats advisory if visiting screes.

Saturday 7th June 2014
  • Classic Features of the Shap Fell Area Starts: 00:00 Location: Shap Summit, Shap Rural, Eden District, United Kingdom Description:

    Leader - John Rodgers
    Meeting place: South end of lay-by on A6 Shap summit GR 554062 at 10.00hrs
    This trip will involve using vehicles to get to 5 separate stops then short walks to locations to examine
    folding, intrusions and metamorphism, unconformity and fossiliferous limestones. Total walking
    distance c. 6km on low gradient but occasionally rough, boggy ground. High visibility clothing and hard
    hats are advisable.

Saturday 28th June 2014
  • Drygill Mines Spoil Tips Starts: 00:00 Location: Calebreck, United Kingdom Description:

    Leader - Jim Samson
    Meeting place : Calebreck NY 344358 at 10.30hrs
    This trip will involve a walk up to the site of approx 1 hour. The landscape is very exposed and suitable
    precautions must be taken. This trip is dependent on weather conditions so please check the website or
    contact me before setting out.
    PLEASE NOTE – this area is in the Caldbeck Fells Amber restricted zone and collecting is strictly
    forbidden. (there is plenty to see on the ground!)

Sunday 6th July 2014
  • Old Iron Mines around Bigrigg (West Cumbria) Starts: 00:00 Location: Bigrigg, United Kingdom Description:

    Mervyn is the author of a well regarded book on the iron ore mines of West Cumbria and that Dai has superb local knowledge.
    Meeting place: small layby on A595 by Bigrigg church, GR. NX998 138 1/2 mile north of Bigrigg village, at 10:30hrs.
    Easy walking on gently sloping ground.

Wednesday 16th July 2014
  • Threlkeld Mining Museum Tour Starts: 00:00 Location: Threlkeld, Keswick, United Kingdom Description:

    Leader - Rosemary Vidler
    Meeting place: Threlkeld Quarry & Museum, Keswick CA12 4TT at 19.30hrs
    A guided trip around this excellent museum and quarry site, part of Cumbria’s industrial heritage. Visit
    the museum’s website www.threlkeldquarryandminingmuseum.co.uk

Saturday 6th September 2014
  • Geology of the Area Around Grizebeck and Gawthwaite Starts: 00:00 Location: Grizebeck, United Kingdom Description:

    Leader - David Kelly
    Meeting place : Greyhound Inn Grizebeck SD238850 at 10.00hrs

Wednesday 24th September 2014
  • Extreme avalanche mobility: theories, experiments and for real Starts: 19:30 Location: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ullswater Road, Penrith, United Kingdom Description:

    Prof Pete Kokelaar (University of Liverpool)
    “Extreme avalanche mobility: theories, experiments and for real”

Wednesday 22nd October 2014
  • The Earth’s Enigmatic Inner Core Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends Meeting House, Cockermouth, United Kingdom Description:

    Dr. Jon Mound (University of Leeds)
    “The Earth’s Enigmatic Inner Core”

Wednesday 12th November 2014
  • Rootless cones and scoria cones: insights into basaltic volcanism Starts: 19:30 Location: The Community Hall, Bolton Street, Workington. CA14 2SN Description:

    Peter Reynolds, (Durham University)
    "Rootless cones and scoria cones: insights into basaltic volcanism"

Wednesday 3rd December 2014
  • Members Evening Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends Meeting House, Keswick, United Kingdom Description:

    Members Evening

Wednesday 21st January 2015
  • CGS: Hematite Mineralization at the Margins of the East Irish Sea Basin: Cumbria, N. Wales, Isle of Man Starts: 19:30 Location: Tullie House Museum, Castle Street, Carlisle, United Kingdom Description:

    Dr. Stephen Crowley, (Liverpool University)
    "Hematite Mineralization at the Margins of the East Irish Sea Basin: Cumbria, N. Wales, Isle of Man"

Wednesday 11th February 2015
  • CGS: The Evolution of an Upper Permian Evaporite Basin in Northwest England Starts: 19:30 Location: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ullswater Road, Penrith, United Kingdom Description:

    Dr. Noel Worley
    “The Evolution of an Upper Permian Evaporite Basin in Northwest England”

Wednesday 11th March 2015
  • CGS: AGM Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends Meeting House, Keswick, United Kingdom Description:

    Cumberland Geological Society AGM

Saturday 21st March 2015
  • CGS: Annual Dinner Starts: 18:30 Location: Skiddaw Hotel, 31 Main Street, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5BN, United Kingdom Description:

    The CGS Annual Dinner. Speaker to be announced.

Saturday 11th April 2015
  • CGS: Skiddaw metamorphic aureole Starts: 10:30 Location: Car Park above Blencathra Field Studies Centre Description:

    Led by members of CGS. Meet at the car park just above Blencathra Field Studies Centre (NY 302 257) at 10.30am. It is about 7km walk starting on a track but moving on to rough open fell side rising to approx. 500m.

Sunday 17th May 2015
  • CGS: Landforms, tectonics and mines Starts: 10:30 Description:

    Geology of the Hartley area E of Kirkby Stephen. Starting point NY 785 084 at 10.30 am.
    There is a small parking area plus the verges and, if necessary, just inside the quarry entrance (closed on Sundays).The walk is circular, around 4.5 miles. We start at 210m and reach 400m! This is a mixture of paths, roadways, rough fell and muddy paths. Pole could be handy. Leader Noel Pearson

Wednesday 3rd June 2015
  • CGS: Building stones of Cockermouth Starts: 18:30 Location: Wakefield Rd, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13, UK Description:

    Trace the history of the town in stone. Meet at 6.30pm in Wakefield Rd car park (NY 128 308). All on urban streets and paths. Leader Jim Samson.

Sunday 14th June 2015
  • CGS: Parton Beach Starts: 10:30 Location: Parton Beach Description:

    Exploration and fossil hunting. Meet 10.30am at NX 982 216 Walking on old railway lines and footpaths, with beach walking after lunch. Leader Dai Powell.

Wednesday 12th August 2015
  • CGS: Geological site maintenance Starts: 18:30 Location: Swirls Car Park, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4TW, UK Description:

    Meet at 18:30 NY 316 171. The carpark is £2.50 for two hours.Walking approximately 1km along a forestry extraction track to clear brashing from a layer of volcanic bombs at NY 321 154, then photographing the bombs. This event is coordinated by Alan Wise.

Sunday 23rd August 2015
  • CGS: Geology and landscape of Smardale NNR Starts: 10:30 Location: Newbiggin-on-Lune, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17, UK Description:

    Newbiggin-on-Lune NY 706 052 at 10.30. Leader Sylvia Woodhead. Please share transport if at all possible and we are asked to park very considerately.
    The trip will look at Carboniferous Ashfell Sandstone and Limestone, quarries, faulting, and drainage pattern development.

Sunday 13th September 2015
  • CGS: Mapping geology Starts: 10:30 Location: Linewath, Mungrisedale, Cumbria Description:

    10.30am at Linewath, north of Mungrisedale. Meet at the minor road junction NY 352 344. The day will be coordinated by Alan Smith.
    The aim of this field work project is to examine, measure and map the details of a puzzling linear topographical feature and record the characteristics of the pebble deposits exposed in a quarry feature on the ridge.
    It is likely this will take until mid afternoon, so please bring packed
    lunch and usual weather protection as this is a very exposed site. Short walk across rough grass. Please bring a GPS, calculator and measuring tapes (long metric ones) if possible. Maps, recording sheets, and other field material will be provided. If the work is completed by lunchtime, there could be the option of a very short walk to look at some nearby features for about an hour afterwards (weather and enthusiasm permitting). We should finish by about 3pm. Easy terrain.

Sunday 20th September 2015
  • CGS: Nannycatch Gorge and Upper Calder Valley – glaci-fluvial features and Lower Palaeozoic Rocks Starts: 10:30 Location: Kinniside Stone Circle NY 059139 Description:

    Meet at Kinniside Stone Circle NY 059 139 10.30am.
    About 5km walking on open fellside looking at the meltwater channel, Skiddaw Group rocks and minor intrusions of the Nannycatch Gorge. In the afternoon we will look at the Borrowdale Volcanic Rocks and some of the oldest rocks within the Skiddaw Group, including the problematic Latterbarrow Sandstone.

Wednesday 23rd September 2015
  • CGS: New Crofton Co-operative Colliery Starts: 19:30 Location: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7EG, United Kingdom Description:

    Mr. Toby White from the Coalfield Community Investment Society Ltd. and Leicester University. Mr. White runs specialist programmes in quarry management for Leicester University and has extensive experience in the quarrying and opencast coal mining industry. He will talk about the New Crofton Co-operative Colliery (a new drift mine near Wakefield) of which he is a Founding Member and which should start operations in 2016.

Wednesday 14th October 2015
  • CGS: Volcanoes of Iceland and Chile Starts: 19:30 Location: Community Hall, Bolton Street, Workington CA14 2SN Description:

    Dr Dave Mcgarvie from Open University, Scotland

Wednesday 11th November 2015
  • CGS: Coal Exploration in the St. Bees Area Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends Meeting House, Cockermouth, United Kingdom CA14 9PH Description:

    Eric Gozlan Msc, Exploration Manager, West Cumbria Mining Ltd.

Wednesday 9th December 2015
  • Members Evening Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends' Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ Description:

    Members Evening

Wednesday 20th January 2016
  • The Lake District's tuff hailstones Starts: 19:30 Location: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8TP, United Kingdom Description:

    Clive Boulter, ‘The Lake District’s tuff hailstones – accretionary lapilli AKA bird’s eye tuff, also known as pheasant’s eye tuff’v
    Joint meeting with Carlisle Natural History Society.

Wednesday 10th February 2016
  • The biggest hole in the World Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends' Meeting House, Kirkgate, Cockermouth, CA14 9PH Description:

    Richard Walters, 'The biggest hole in the World'.

Saturday 13th February 2016
  • Skiddaw U3A Event Starts: 10:00 Location: Crosthwaite Parish Rooms, Keswick Description:

    "The Jurassic Coast"
    Guest Speaker - Prof Chris Wilson
    Refreshments served at 10am

Wednesday 17th February 2016
  • Skiddaw U3A Event Starts: 10:00 Location: Crosthwaite Parish Rooms, Keswick Description:

    "Glaciers and Climate Change"
    Guest Speaker - Prof Mike Hambrey
    Refreshments served at 10am.

Saturday 27th February 2016
  • Liverpool University: Herdman Symposium Starts: 09:00 Location: Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Liverpool, L69 3BX Description:

    Speakers on various geological topics. See University of Liverpool website for more information.

Wednesday 2nd March 2016
  • CGS Members' Evening and AGM Starts: 19:30 Location: Braithwaite Institute, CA12 5TD Description:

    The venue for the meeting will be BRAITHWAITE INSTITUTE, CA12 5TD on the A66 at Braithwate near Keswick because the venue originally booked is still being repaired from flood damage.

    The previously scheduled talk by Dr. Pottas on the Yorkshire Potash Mine will now take place on 21st September 2016

Saturday 19th March 2016
  • Annual Society Dinner Starts: 18:30 Location: The Skiddaw Hotel Restaurant, Main St, Keswick CA12 5BL, United Kingdom Description:

    Members evening for the society dinner.
    1830 for 1900 start. The menu has been emailed out. Please book in advance to ensure you have a place with the details enclosed in the newsletter.

Saturday 16th April 2016
  • Landscape and Geology around the Southwest End of Ullswater Starts: 10:00 Location: Glenridding Car Park Description:

    This will be an opportunity to observe and possibly measure some of the changes that have taken place as a result of the severe rainfall this winter. It will involve visiting a small number of locations in the area, sharing transport. Walking distance total up to 6km on tracks and paths at low level. Leader: John Rodgers

Saturday 14th May 2016
  • Carrock Fell Complex or Mungrisdale & Mosedale Starts: 10:30 Location: Mosedale Bridge, NY357320 Description:

    A fair weather higher altitude event, and the poor weather lower altitude alternative.

    The Carrock Fell trip will involve up to 5km walking and a steep ascent of c.450m over rough fellside examining the igneous geology of the complex. Leader: Alan Wise

    The Mungrisdale/Mosedale trip will be a low level alternative examining Skiddaw rocks and the Skiddaw Granite aureole with short sections over rough terrain; distance c. 5km. Leader: Fiona Harwood

Wednesday 1st June 2016
  • Carboniferous Limestone Features on Askham Fell Starts: 18:30 Location: Open Fell Road; 1.5km SW of Helton. NY498215 Description:

    Meet 18.30 on open fell road 1.5 km SW of Helton (NY498215)

    This is an evening excursion involving limestone pavement, sink holes and fossils with fine panoramic views of Lowther and Ullswater valleys. 4km mainly level walking; 70m ascent. Leader: John Rodgers

Sunday 12th June 2016
  • Little Asby Scar and Janny Wood Starts: 10:30 Location: 300m N or Mazon Wath Farm. NY686086 Description:

    Meet 10.30 Roadside 300m N of Mazon Wath farm (NY686086)

    This is an explanation of the Carboniferous Limestone successions that merited a visit in Oct. 2015 by an international group of geologists. AM walk to Asby Scar on fairly level rough track; PM level walk to Janny Wood with descent to river (Wellies useful). Total c. 5km walk. Leader: Noel Pearson

Wednesday 29th June 2016
  • Cowraik Quarry Penrith Starts: 18:30 Location: Cemetary Entrance, Beacon Edge. NY517311 Description:

    Meet 18.30 at cemetery entrance, Beacon Edge (NY517311)

    An evening excursion into the Penrith Sandstone with dune bedding features, faulting and panoramic views over the Lakeland fells. 2km walk on rough track; short steep descent. Leader: Fiona Harwood

Monday 11th July 2016
  • Residential Trip to Isle of Man Starts: 00:00 Location: Isle of Man Description:

    Details of this excursion will accompany the newsletter.

Saturday 13th August 2016
  • Old Mines and Carboniferous Limestone at Hodbarrow Near Millom Starts: 10:30 Location: Poolside, Haverigg, Millom, Cumbria LA18 4HW, UK Description:

    Meet 10.30 at Poolside, Haverigg (SD160787)

    4 km flat walking. Leader: David Kelly

Wednesday 17th August 2016
  • Storm damage on the River Greta Starts: 18:30 Location: Booth's Car Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ Description:

    Leader Alan Wise.   

    Meet 6.30pm at Booths Car park, Keswick.  CA12 5NZ  (GR NY 26326) Wellingtons recommended

Wednesday 7th September 2016
  • Crinkle Crags Starts: 10:00 Location: Three Shire Stone, Wrynose Pass summit. NY277027 Description:

    This will be a more arduous trip that aims to cover the explosive history of the Scafell Caldera, examining a wide range of volcanic features that were produced in the world’s largest phreatoplinian eruption. 10 km walking; c.550m of height gain. A poor weather alternative will be considered and details posted on the website as appropriate. Leader: Clive Boulter

    Additional information for:

    The good weather route
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-M04kwo7hojQW9lT1hPbEZPMTg/view?usp=docslist_api

    Bad weather route
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-M04kwo7hojV1dUdmgzNmdjUmM/view?usp=docslist_api

Wednesday 21st September 2016
  • The York potash project Starts: 19:30 Location: The Hall, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ullswater Road, Penrith CA11 7EG Description:

    Dr Tristan Pottas, Sirus Minerals plc

Wednesday 12th October 2016
  • Storm Desmond and A591: Damage and Repair Starts: 19:30 Location: Penrith Methodist Church Hall, Penrith Description:

    Dr. Simon Ferley: Storm Desmond and A591: Damage and Repair

Wednesday 9th November 2016
  • Glaciers and Climate Change, and their relevance to Cumbria Starts: 19:30 Location: Braithwaite Institute on A66 (GR: NY233241) Description:

    Prof. Mike Hambrey: Glaciers and Climate Change, and their relevance to Cumbria

Wednesday 14th December 2016
  • Members’ Evening Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ Description:

    Members' Evening

Wednesday 25th January 2017
  • Graphite in Borrowdale Starts: 19:30 Location: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8TP Description:

    Dr. Dave Millward: Graphite in Borrowdale

Wednesday 22nd February 2017
  • Geology and International Development: Interdisciplinary Work across Three Continents Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Kirkgate, Cockermouth, CA14 9PH Description:

    Joel Gill: Geology and International Development: Interdisciplinary Work across Three Continents - The role of geology in fighting global poverty and supporting sustainable development.

Wednesday 22nd March 2017
  • Relations on the Celtic Fringe Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Kirkgate, Cockermouth, CA14 9PH Description:

    AGM & President’s talk: Relations on the Celtic Fringe

Saturday 25th March 2017
  • Annual Social Starts: 12:30 Location: Best Western Plus Castle Inn Hotel, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4RG, UK Description:

    Instead of the usual annual dinner, this year the Society proposes to hold a lunchtime event at the Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite on Saturday 25th March 2017 commencing at 12.30pm. A buffet lunch including hot and cold food, tea & coffee, as well as a little geologically themed entertainment (with prizes!) will be provided.

    The cost will be £16 per person and reservations should be made with me at the address below by 1 st March. (Please include your contact details and make cheques payable to Cumberland Geological Society.)

    The Council eagerly looks forward to your company!

    Fi Harwood

    Flat 19, Abbotsford House, Wordsworth Street, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7QY

Sunday 14th May 2017
  • Carrock Fell Revisited Starts: 10:30 Location: Mosedale Bridge, Cumbria Description:

    Meeting at Grid Reference NY357320 to start for 10:30.

    Alan will lead this trip to outcrops which demonstrate the nature of the Carrock Fell Complex. This a challenging ascent of 400m over rough ground covering c.4 – 5km. As last year, an alternative low-level (or bad weather) excursion will be held at the same time, probably involving a tour of the CWT Eycott Hill trail and other localities in the Carrock Fell area.

Saturday 10th June 2017
  • Fold Analysis Gawthwaite Moor Starts: 10:00 Location: Greyhound Inn, Grizeback, LA17 7XJ Description:

    Leader Clive Boulter.

    Meet 10.00 Greyhound Inn, Grizebeck, LA17 7XJ GR SD239850] for the initial briefing. We return to the Greyhound in the early afternoon for a discussion of the background to stereographic projection and the plotting of our data. If you have ever thought you would like to get to grips with the information presented by excursion leaders or visiting speakers on stereographic projections then this is for you. Likewise if you have wanted to learn to use a compass-clinometer to measure your own dip & strike data this trip will provide the training. The plan is to take some bedding orientation readings around a fairly tight fold in greywackes on Gawthwaite Moor and then go indoors to find out how to plot the data stereographically and finally move on to interpreting the resulting plots. If time permits a return to the exposures could expand the bedding database and possibly include cleavage and cleavage/bedding intersection lineation measurements. It is intended that the results be written up and submitted to the Society’s Proceedings for consideration for publication with all those who contribute data as co-authors. The field area is 300 metres north of the A 5092 and is a traverse of 300 metres over low hills.

Wednesday 21st June 2017
  • Mapping the Geology Around Ullswater Starts: 18:30 Location: Hallin Fell, NY435192 Description:

    Leader John Rodgers. Meet at the Hause car park below Hallin Fell NY 435192 at 6.30pm. The aim is to identify the main geological features and plot them onto a base map by observing the topography from the summit of Hallin Fell. The base maps and a number of clip boards will be supplied. Total distance c.2km and 200m ascent along paths with steep sections.

Sunday 2nd July 2017
  • Ravenstonedale Group in Upper Lune Valley Starts: 10:30 Location: Wath/Bowderdale Description:

    Leader Noel Pearson. Meet at NY 684 051 under A685 bridge at the Wath/Bowderdale turn at 10.30. Morning visit to Silurian/L. Carboniferous unconformity - a short car share trip, followed by transfer to Pinskey Gill and a 1k round walk (level, some rough ground, wellies useful). Afternoon visit to Stonegill and Ravenstonedale, 2-3km on paths.

Saturday 29th July 2017
  • Exploring the West Side of Derwentwater Starts: 00:00 Location: Lingholm Car Park, NY252233 Description:

    Leader John Rodgers. Meet at Lingholm car park NY 252223 at 10.30 The first part will involve a short tour of geological features in the Lingholm Estate. The group will then transfer nearer to Grange and do a circular walk of about 6km on local paths.

Sunday 13th August 2017
  • Railway Footpaths and Old Mining Areas in West Cumbria Starts: 10:30 Location: A5086 road at Parkside Description:

    Leaders David Powell and Mervyn Dodd. Meet at NY 034154 on A5086 at Parkside at 10.30. Up to c.8 km walking on old railway line paths.

Sunday 3rd September 2017
  • Seathwaite Fell Formation on Seathwaite Fell Starts: 10:00 Location: Seathwaite Farm, Cumbria, NY235121 Description:

    This arduous excursion will cover a complete section through the sedimentary fill of the Scafell caldera in the type area specifically considering the range of rock types, depositional environments, and the abundant examples of soft-sedimentary deformation. The party will take the Styhead Tarn path and where this levels out after Taylorgill Force we will climb over rough fellside to Aaron Crags and then mainly traverse along the crest of Seathwaite Fell to Sprinkling Tarn. The return will be via Styhead Tarn along paths giving a total distance of six kilometres with a height gain of 500 metres. Information about a poor weather alternative will be posted on the website in due course.

Wednesday 13th September 2017
  • Wolves and wildcats: mammalian esponse to abrupt climate change at the end of the last Ice Age Starts: 19:30 Location: Sandgate Room, Penrith Methodist Church, Wordsworth Street, Penrith. CA11 7QY Description:

    Prof. Danielle Schreve.
    “Wolves and wildcats: mammalian response to abrupt climate change at the end of the last Ice Age”

Wednesday 11th October 2017
  • Teacher at Sea Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick CA12 5NZ Description:

    Angela Bentley, Aquinus Sixth Form College, Stockport
    RE: research with Durham University on sea floor spreading on the RRS James Cook in 2016

Wednesday 22nd November 2017
  • Discussion Session: Canadas Caldera Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Cockermouth CA14 9PH Description:

    Our interpretation of the Canadas Caldera [Tenerife] is that its structure, as observed at the present day, is entirely the product of repetitive large - scale landslides [Masson et al. 2002, Earth-Science Reviews, 57, 1–35]. Discuss.

Wednesday 13th December 2017
  • Members Evening Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick CA12 5NZ Description:

    Members Evening

Wednesday 24th January 2018
  • Limestone Pavements in Cumbria Starts: 19:30 Location: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Castle St, Carlisle CA3 8TP, UK Description:

    Dr. Peter Standing. “Limestone pavements in Cumbria"

Wednesday 21st February 2018
  • The geology and business of oil and gas exploration off the Falkland Islands Starts: 19:30 Location: Harvey Davies Room, Braithwaite Institute, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5RY Description:

    Dave Bodecott.
    “The geology and business of oil and gas exploration off the Falkland Islands.”

Wednesday 21st March 2018
  • AGM Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Cockermouth CA149PH Description:

    Following the success of last year’s event, the Society proposes to hold a similar lunchtime social gathering at the Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite. This will be on Saturday 24th March 2018, commencing at 12.30pm. A buffet lunch will be provided, including hot and cold food (some vegetarian), tea & coffee, as well as a little geologically themed entertainment.

    The cost will be £16 per person and reservations should be made with me at the address below by 10th March. (Please include your contact details and make cheques payable to Cumberland Geological Society.)

    The Council eagerly looks forward to your company!

Saturday 24th March 2018
  • End of Season Social Lunch Starts: 12:30 Location: Castle Inn Hotel Bassenthwaite, CA12 4RG
Saturday 12th May 2018
  • Exploring the Middle Reaches of the Caldew Starts: 10:30 Location: Caldbeck, UK Description:

    SATURDAY 12 MAY EXPLORING THE MIDDLE REACHES OF THE RIVER CALDEW
    Susan Beale

    Meet 10.30 Caldbeck car park NY323398 This trip will examine the Lower Carboniferous bedrock in the River Caldew together with the geomorphology of the valley. Distance c. 5km; difficulty – moderate, more or less level on a narrow path which will be slippery in places if wet.

Saturday 9th June 2018
  • Coal and Iron in West Cumbria Starts: 10:30 Location: Haig Pit Museum, Whitehaven CA28 9AL, UK Description:

    SATURDAY 9 JUNE COAL AND IRON IN WEST CUMBRIA
    Morning session: Meet at 10.30 Haig Pit Museum car park NX 966176. This part is to learn about the progress of the West Cumbria Mining Ltd. project to mine coking coal from submarine seams. Afternoon session: THE HIDDEN WONDERS OF IRON SLAG Leader Clive Boulter Meet at 1pm at Harrington Shore. Parking on N side of harbour by Harrington Sailing Club NX 989254. Weatherproof clothing and hard hats useful.

Wednesday 20th June 2018
  • The Geological Landscape Around Low Rigg Starts: 18:00 Location: A66, Cumbria Description:

    WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE THE GEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE AROUND LOW RIGG John Rodgers
    Meet at 18.00 at the road junction on the minor road south of the A66 NY 305240. This evening walk over Low Rigg to the north end of High Rigg will examine the surrounding geology and geomorphology and consider the possibility of producing an explanatory guide for visitors to the area.

Saturday 7th July 2018
  • The Langdale Caldera Starts: 10:00 Location: Wrynose Pass, Ambleside LA22, UK Description:

    SATURDAY 7 JULY THE LANGDALE CALDERA Clive Boulter
    Meet at 10.00 Three Shire Stone, Wrynose Pass summit NY 277027. This trip will examine the complex volcanic geology of the area and an introductory explanation will be posted on the CGS website nearer the time. This is one of our more arduous excursions, entirely off paths apart from the final descent. An ascent of 140 m is followed by a 3km contouring traverse and then a 300m descent to the road below Side Pike. It will be necessary to co-ordinate between various drivers so that some cars can be left at the end point to take drivers back to vehicles at Three Shire Stone while passengers make for the Old Dungeon Hotel. Details of this co-ordination will also be available from the web-site. A poor weather alternative will be considered if appropriate.

Saturday 21st July 2018
  • Glaciation in Borrowdale Starts: 10:00 Location: Rosthwaite, Keswick Description:

    SATURDAY 21 JULY GLACIATION IN BORROWDALE Mike Hambrey
    Meet at 10.00 at Rosthwaite Village Hall NY 257148 There is limited local pay parking and some members may choose to use the regular summer bus service. Further details of distance and terrain will be published nearer the time.

Saturday 4th August 2018
  • Scordale and the Whin Sill Starts: 10:30 Location: Hilton Village, Townhead Description:

    SATURDAY 4 AUGUST SCORDALE AND THE WHIN SILL John Rodgers
    Meet at 10.30 at Hilton village townhead NY 736208. This excursion will follow the track up the Scordale valley through the southern end of the Cross Fell Inlier and into the Lower Carboniferous of the Pennine escarpment then up to the old mines and the Whin Sill. Distance 8km with an ascent of c.150m. Rough track with final short steep section.

Saturday 25th August 2018
  • CANCELLED: The Spireslock Geo-Conservation Site, East Ayrshire Starts: 10:00 Location: Near Glenbuch Lock Description:

    SATURDAY 25 AUGUST THE SPIRESLACK GEO- CONSERVATION SITE , EAST AYRSHIRE.

    The Spireslack visit on 25th August has been cancelled due to insufficient numbers and closure of the local access road (A70)


    This is an opportunity to visit a dis-used surface mine in a Carboniferous coal-bearing sequence. It consists of a stunning exposed section in an 80m deep canyon that is being developed as a major geo-conservation site for sedimentology, structural geology, palaeontology as well as issues of applied science and mining. Meet at 10.00 at entrance gate (NS 746305) reached by a right turn heading west on A70 just after Glenbuck Loch. There will be a guided tour of 2-3km over uneven ground from 10am to around midafternoon. Hard hat, high-vis top and strong footwear are essential.
    Obviously, this involves travelling a greater distance than is usual for most members but we have been encouraged to make use of the opportunity by the British Geological Survey and Edinburgh Geological Society as this supports their bid for more money to improve the site as an educational resource. Some members may wish to take advantage of other geological interest points nearby and seek local accommodation before or after the 25th. These could include the Wanlockhead Museum of Mining (check their website for details), the area around the Loch Doon Granite or even the Ayrshire coast between Girvan and the Ballantrae Igneous Complex.

Wednesday 5th September 2018
  • Birkhams Quarry, St. Bees Head and Beach Cliffs Starts: 10:15 Location: Sandwith Village Description:

    WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER BIRKHAMS QUARRY, ST.BEES HEAD AND BEACH CLIFFS



    Sylvia Woodhead

    Meet in Sandwith village NX 965145 at 1015 to car share. Proceed (10 cars max) on private road to quarry and guided tour by manager Steve Boam (10.30-12.00). Hard hats are required and hi-vis is recommended, with footwear appropriate to the weather conditions (if wet, wellingtons may be the best). Following the visit we will drive to St Bees beach. The left hand car park is cheaper, £2.70 for 4 hours. We will meet briefly at the north end of the Promenade by the ‘Wainwright Wall’, then walk across the footbridge over the small Rottington Beck to have lunch on the wave cut platform of St Bees Sandstone at NX 958118. The afternoon will involve a 3 km walk, along the shingle and sand beach to Pow Beck, returning on the footpath along the top of the moraine ridge.

    Below are links to additional media in preparation for the event. It is advised to bring your own copies.

    1.-Birkhams-Quarry-Visit-5-Sep-18

    http://www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1.-Birkhams-Quarry-Visit-5-Sep-18.pdf

    2.-BSG7801_Birkhams-Quarry_proof_070416

    http://www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2.-BSG7801_Birkhams-Quarry_proof_070416.pdf

    3.-St-Bees-Cliffs-Extracts-from-LGS-Designation

    http://www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/3.-St-Bees-Cliffs-Extracts-from-LGS-Designation.pdf

    4.-Powers-Roundness

    http://www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/4.-Powers-Roundness.jpeg


Wednesday 26th September 2018
  • Mass extinctions: Looking down not up. Starts: 19:30 Location: Ullswater Room , Penrith Methodist Chu rch, Wordsworth Street, Penrith, CA11 7QY Description:

    Prof. David Harper, University of Durham

Wednesday 10th October 2018
  • Unstable ground? An engineering geologist’s view of hazards and risks. Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends’ Meet ing House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ Description:

    Mr. David Shilston, Technical Director, Atkins.

Wednesday 14th November 2018
  • Exploring a newly-formed mid-ocean ridge in the Equatorial Pacific - challenges and some answers. Starts: 19:30 Location: Braithwaite Institute, on A66 at Braithwaite , Keswick, CA12 5RY Description:

    Prof Joe Cann

    Prof. Cann was on a scientific expedition in April/May this year exploring the Pacific Ocean floor and this will be the first presentation of the science from that expedition.

Wednesday 12th December 2018
  • Members’ Evening Starts: 19:30 Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick, CA12 5NZ Description:

    Talks by:

    Sylvia Woodhead on Cumbria Geoconservation
    and
    John Rodgers on Geology of the Algarve, SW Portugal

Wednesday 23rd January 2019
  • New advances in understanding the British and Irish Ice Sheet with particular reference to Cumbria Starts: 19:30 Location: T ullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8TP Description:

    Prof. David Evans,

    Durham University
    Joint meeting with Carlisle Natural History Society

    Note:  The carpark next to Carlisle Castle, off Devonshire Walk now closes at 8pm.   Parking is available on West Walls carpark.

Wednesday 27th February 2019
  • Exceptional Preservation of Dinosaur Eggs and Embryos from the Upper Cretaceous of Henan Province, People’s Republic of China Starts: 19:30 Location: St Benedict's Catholic High School, Red Lonning, Whitehaven CA28 8UG, UK Description:

    Dr. John Nudds, Manchester University

    Presenting at
    St Benedict’s Catholic High School
    Campus Whitehaven
    Red Lonning
    Whitehaven
    CA28 8UG

Wednesday 13th March 2019
  • AGM and President’s talk Starts: 19:30 Description:

    Friends’ Meeting House, Kirkgate, Cockermouth, CA14 9PH

    President's Talk: VOLCANIC ACTIVITY IN NW USA

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
New advances in understanding the British and Irish Ice Sheet with particular reference to Cumbria
Starts: 19:30
Location: Tullie House, Carlisle , CA3 8TP
Details:

Prof. David Evans, Durham University

New advances in understanding the British and Irish Ice Sheet with particular reference to Cumbria

Joint meeting with Carlisle Natural History Society

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Exceptional Preservation of Dinosaur Eggs and Embryos from the Upper Cretaceous of Henan Province, People’s Republic of China
Starts: 19:30
Location: St Benedict’s Catholic High School, Whitehaven , CA28 8UG
Details:

Dr. John Nudds, Manchester University

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
AGM and President’s Talk
Starts: 19:30
Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Cockermouth , CA14 9PH
Details:

President’s Talk: VOLCANIC ACTIVITY IN NW USA

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Annual Lunch
Details:

A buffet lunch will be provided, including hot and cold food (some vegetarian), tea & coffee, as well as a little geologically themed entertainment. The cost will be £16 per person and reservations should be made with me at the address below by 23rdMarch. (Please include your contact details and make cheques payable to Cumberland Geological Society.) The Council eagerly looks forward to your company!

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If you have any questions or queries regarding the event please contact us using the provided from (click here).

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Harter Fell – Borrowdale Volcanic Group
Details:

Leader: Clive Boulter

In preparation for the excursion please find the link to a presentation which attendees are encouraged to print out and bring on the excursion.
http://www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Cumberland-Geol-Soc-Field-Meeting-Harter-Fell-PDF.pdf

Meet at SD 2350 9955 Duddon Valley
http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=323505&Y=499555&A=Y&Z=115

As this is a Forestry Commission car park, parking fees may apply.

6km walking,c.450m ascent on rough steep terrain with some off defined paths.

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Threlkeld Knotts – Lavas, Laccoliths and Landslips
Details:

Leader: John Rodgers

Meet at 2pm at the road junction SW of Burns Farm NY 304240 for car sharing.
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=330450&Y=524050&A=Y&Z=115

5km walking, c. 350m ascent on mainly paths but some rough ground. This trip will be dependent on fair weather and may be postponed if conditions are poor. Last minute news from leader on email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Sunday, June 23, 2019
Cancelled – Glacial Landforms and Sediments on the SW Cumbrian Coast
Details:

 

This event is cancelled due to unforseen circumstances 

Leader: David Evans

Meet at layby Whitbeck SD 115 845
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=311550&Y=484550&A=Y&Z=115

c.6km walking on farm track and steep gravelly path to beach. Hard hat and digging tools optional. No toilet facilities.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Skiddaw Group Structures and Sill in Wythop Woods
Details:

Leader: John  Rodgers

Meet at 6pm Woodend Brow CP off A66, NY 218 275
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=321850&Y=527550&A=Y&Z=115

N.B. This is an evening trip.  About 5km walking on low-level forestry tracks.

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Geology and Mining History around Nenthead Heritage Site
Details:

Leader: Rosemary Vilder

Meet at heritage site NY 785433
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=378550&Y=543350&A=Y&Z=115

Approx. 2 km walking around historic mining area with some rough ground and steep sections. Optional tour of mine (small donation requested to cover cost of equipment and insurance). Exhibition building with café and toilets.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Shap Fell (Hardendale) Limestone Quarry – Past, Present and Future
Details:

Meet at NY 590146
(Links to media and advanced reading for the event are at the foot of the page)

Meet at 10.00am at the road corner ‘Castlehouse Scar’ NY 590146. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=359050&Y=514650&A=Y&Z=115

Take the Crosby Ravensworth Road from Shap village, turn right by the wood & park at the road corner. Please park tidily & consider car sharing if possible. Hi-vis recommended, hard hats not needed.

We will be met by the Tata Steel Operations Manager & Quarry manager.  The quarry visit will be in the morning. We will walk slightly uphill to access the quarry via a gate. Inside the quarry, the ground is rough & steep in places. The area is over 300m & can be exposed. In the afternoon we will walk round the proposed quarry perimeter geology trail. Total walking distance about 3 miles

If you have any problems finding the quarry contact Sylvia on 07876 787 208

Below is some downloadable advanced setting and reading prior to the event.

Sat 17 August 2019 CGS visit to Shapfell quarry

DECISION NOTICE_3-18-9004

Vol 3 Environmental Statement Chapter2 – Site Setting

shapfell-quarry

Restoration Plan_1.0