Events

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.

We are hosting meetings via the Zoom application. This works on compatible computers, tablets and smartphones, provided that you have a reliable internet connection.  It is also possible to dial in via telephone and use the meeting codes to join.

Presentations and lectures start at the advertised time so please login to the meeting a little earlier.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 19, 2021
Scafell Caldera Collapse Topography and Major Langdale Caldera Volcanotectonic Faults
Starts: 10:00
Details:

SATURDAY 19 JUNE

SCAFELL CALDERA COLLAPSE TOPOGRAPHY AND MAJOR LANGDALE CALDERA
VOLCANOTECTONIC FAULTS

Leaders Clive Boulter and Dave Haselden.

Briefing Notes

http://www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2021-CGS-Field-Excursion-Langdale-Caldera-Scafell-Caldera-Margin.pdf

Meet at the National Trust car park at Blea Tarn NY 29560433 at 10.00 am. 3 km on rough and steep ground and very little of it is on marked paths. A bit of a hard walk with about 450 m of ascent involved.

Please note, if you went on the Side Pike Complex trip a couple of years back, this is all new material. Briefing notes will be available nearer the time.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
An Evening Around Pooley Bridge
Starts: 18:00
Details:

WEDNESDAY 7 JULY

AN EVENING AROUND POOLEY BRIDGE

Leader John Rogers

Meet at 6.00 pm in the Dunmallard car park by the riverside NY 469245.

The first part of this event will be a walking “treasure hunt” type exercise in the immediate area around the new bridge, followed up with a review of findings in a reserved seating area at Chestnut House in the village at 7 – 7.30 pm. Bring a pen and clip board or similar for your question sheet.

We intend to follow this up with a social event at a local inn similar to the end-of-season occasions we used to have before the pandemic. This will also be an opportunity to show our appreciation to two long serving CGS Council members who retired at this year’s AGM, namely Margaret Bennett (Treasurer) and David Powell (Librarian), both of whom have been invited. In order to secure dining space for our exclusive use at one of the village inns we will need to know who will be attending this part of the evening, which can be an addition to or a separate affair from the 6 – 7.30 part. Please let us know if you wish to be included for the evening meal so we can book somewhere at the earliest opportunity. Either e-mail John Rodgers at email hidden; JavaScript is required or phone/text message to Fiona Harwood on 07791752813 giving name(s) and contact details. We will issue more details about this directly and/or via the CGS website.

Sunday, July 18, 2021
Causey Pike
Starts: 10:00
Details:

SUNDAY 18 JULY

CAUSEY PIKE

Leader to be confirmed.

Easy, lower half day or continue for a strenuous full day.

Meet at 10.00 am at Uzzicar, in Newlands by the site of the old Barrow Mine NY 232217.

Participants will have the option of a half day excursion of 2 km of walking and 150 m of ascent or continuing on the full day fairly strenuous trip of 6 km of walking and about 500 m of ascent. If the weather is poor the trip will be half a day at the lower localities which are on good tracks, footpaths and on steep stream sides. The higher localities are on a fell walk of paths, tracks and rocky sections.

The trip has several aims: to show the olistostromic Buttermere Formation and Robinson Member of the Skiddaw Group, the normal siltstone facies of the Skiddaw Group (Kirkstile Slates) and its alteration by hornfelsing, and thrusting of the hornfelsed strata over unaltered rock. We will visit turbidite sequences with good way-up evidence plus inverted and right way-up strata.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Watch Hill
Starts: 18:00
Details:

WEDNESDAY 4 AUGUST

WATCH HILL, COCKERMOUTH

Leader Phil Davies

Meet at 6.00 pm Cockermouth School lay by/car park NY 130310

Details and notes to follow

Saturday, August 21, 2021
Fell End Clouds, Ravenstonedale
Starts: 10:30
Details:

SATURDAY 21 AUGUST

FELL END CLOUDS, RAVENSTONEDALE

Leader Sylvia Woodhead

Meet at 10.30 am at Fell End Quarry on The Street just off A683, NY 734006 c. 8 km walk over upland limestone country, looking at the effect of the Dent Line on limestone scenery.

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