Events are open to non-members who wish to try out the society.

What can I expect?  Have a look at the following slideshow with images from David Powell.


Booking for events is normally not required.

For outdoor excursions you will need to sign a risk assessment awareness form for each excursion you attend. You are expected to be responsible for your own safety. Please ensure you bring appropriate clothing, footwear and food. Excursions can take anything from 2 hours to all day. Locations can be isolated and exposed on difficult and rough terrain. Check the website for last moment changes or cancellations and sign up for email alerts.

Presentations and lectures start at the advertised time so please arrive a little earlier. Refreshments are served if they are available.

Also, please share cars wherever possible.

If you wish to organize an event send a message to our coordinator who will be happy to help.

To stay up to date with new events and changes to current ones subscribe to our free emailing list on this page. You do not need to be a society member for this and your email address will not be used for any other purposes.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 23, 2019
Glacial Landforms and Sediments on the SW Cumbrian Coast

Leader: David Evans

Meet at layby Whitbeck SD 115 845

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

Leader: John  Rodgers

Meet at 6pm Woodend Brow CP off A66, NY 218 275

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

Leader: Rosemary Vilder

Meet at heritage site NY 785433

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

Meet at NY 590146

(c. 3.5km east of Shap village)Quarry visit at 13.00 Hard hats and high vis. required.

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