Programme Alteration

Wednesday 14th November.

Dr.  Leslie is now unable to come on 14th November and his talk has been postponed until  October 2019.

Instead Prof Joe Cann will give a talk entitled “Exploring a newly-formed mid-ocean ridge in the Equatorial Pacific – challenges and some answers.”  This meeting will be at the Braithwaite Institute on the A66 at Braithwaite.

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.

Event Material: Wednesday 5th September – Birkhams Quarry, St. Bees Head and Beach Cliffs

Sylvia has put together background reading in preparation for her event. It is recommended to bring your own copies of what you need as there will be few, if any available on the day.

1. Birkhams Quarry Visit 5 Sep 18

2. BSG7801_Birkhams Quarry_proof_070416

3. St Bees Cliffs Extracts from LGS Designation

Event Details: Wednesday 5th September – Birkhams Quarry, St. Bees Head and Beach Cliffs

Birkhams Quarry, St. Bees Head and Beach Cliffs
Susan Beele

Start: 10:30

Location: St. Bees


Meet in Sandwith village NX 965145 at 10.15 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.

Event Reminder: 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.