Events are open to non-members who wish to try out the society. CGS field trips are open to the public and while we try to ensure safety for all, participants are responsible for themselves and should consider whether they are able to take part.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 20, 2022
Rescheduled: Irthing Gorge Lower Carboniferous
Starts: 10:30

Leader: Ben Johnson
Meet: 10.30 Gilsland Spa Car Park, NY636676

Rescheduled to 20th August

A look at the Upper Border Group, part of the Lower Carboniferous. A deep gorge is cut by the River Irthing exposing alternating sediments. We can also walk around to the remains of the Popping Stone NY 6350 6812. If time permits, we can drive up to Crammel Linn waterfall (Parking NY63616980) and better see the effects of the Gilsland Fault Belt. Steep paths, slippery when wet. Fossil hunting possibilities in river boulders.

Sunday, September 11, 2022
Armathwaite Dyke and the Permian of Eden Valley
Starts: 10:00

Leader: Phil Davies
Meet: 1000h at Armathwaite Bridge, east end, near the Fox and Pheasant. On-road parking with care. NY 508 450.

A three part excursion entailing visiting outcrops via woodland paths. Part 1: visit the Palaeogene-age Armathwaite Dyke where it crosses the River Eden about 750m upstream of Armathwaite Bridge. Part 2: relocate by car to visit Permian sandstones and Brockram, Low House Wood, parking beyond Drybeck Farm NY 515 484. Then return by car to Armathwaite Bridge. Option for refreshments at Fox and Pheasant. Ad hoc lunch stop. Optional extension to Part 3: relocate by car to Penrith. Visit Permian dune sandstone exposures at (disused) Cowraike Quarry SSSI, parking NY 540 303.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
High Rigg
Starts: 18:00

Leader: Helen James
Meet:  6.00pm  NY 306 225 St John’s Church.
Geomorphology of the area, the volcanic rocks of High Rigg, Threlkeld Microgranite on Low Rigg and the contacts between the Skiddaw Group, Borrowdale Volcanics and microgranite.

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