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

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

Leader: Clive Boulter

Meet at SD 2350 9955 Duddon Valley

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

Leader: John Rodgers

Meet at 2pm at the road junction SW of Burns Farm NY 304240 for car sharing.

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
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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