Upcoming Events

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.

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Saturday 29th July 2017
  • Exploring the West Side of Derwentwater

    Starts: 00:00

    Location: Lingholm Car Park, NY252233

    Leader John Rodgers. Meet at Lingholm car park NY 252223 at 10.30 The first part will involve a short tour of geological features in the Lingholm Estate. The group will then transfer nearer to Grange and do a circular walk of about 6km on local paths.

Sunday 20th August 2017
  • Railway Footpaths and Old Mining Areas in West Cumbria

    Starts: 00:00

    Location: A5086 road at Parkside

    Leaders David Powell and Mervyn Dodd. Meet at NY 034154 on A5086 at Parkside at 10.30. Up to c.8 km walking on old railway line paths.

Sunday 3rd September 2017
  • Seathwaite Fell Formation on Seathwaite Fell

    Starts: 00:00

    Location: Seathwaite Farm, Cumbria, NY235121

    This arduous excursion will cover a complete section through the sedimentary fill of the Scafell caldera in the type area specifically considering the range of rock types, depositional environments, and the abundant examples of soft-sedimentary deformation. The party will take the Styhead Tarn path and where this levels out after Taylorgill Force we will climb over rough fellside to Aaron Crags and then mainly traverse along the crest of Seathwaite Fell to Sprinkling Tarn. The return will be via Styhead Tarn along paths giving a total distance of six kilometres with a height gain of 500 metres. Information about a poor weather alternative will be posted on the website.

Wednesday 13th September 2017
  • Wolves and wildcats: mammalian esponse to abrupt climate change at the end of the last Ice Age

    Starts: 19:30

    Location: Sandgate Room, Penrith Methodist Church, Wordsworth Street, Penrith. CA11 7QY

    Prof. Danielle Shrieve.
    “Wolves and wildcats: mammalian response to abrupt climate change at the end of the last Ice Age”

Wednesday 11th October 2017
  • Teacher at Sea

    Starts: 19:30

    Location: Friends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick CA12 5NZ

    Angela Bentley, Aquinus Sixth Form College, Stockport
    RE: research with Durham University on sea floor spreading on the RRS James Cook in 2016

Wednesday 22nd November 2017
  • Our interpretation of the Canadas Caldera [Tenerife] is that its structure, as observed at the present day, is entirely the product of repetitive large - scale landslides

    Starts: 19:30

    Location: Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Cockermouth CA14 9PH

    Masson et al. 2002, Earth-Science Reviews, 57, 1–35.Discuss. It is hoped that this will be an interactive session with active debate

Wednesday 13th December 2017
  • Members Evening

    Starts: 19:30

    Location: Friends Meeting House, Elliot Park, Keswick CA12 5NZ

    Members Evening

Wednesday 24th January 2018
  • Limestone Pavements in Cumbria

    Starts: 19:30

    Location: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Castle St, Carlisle CA3 8TP, UK

    Dr. Peter Standing. “Limestone pavements in Cumbria"

Wednesday 21st February 2018
  • The geology and business of oil and gas explo ration off the Falkland Islands

    Starts: 19:30

    Location: Harvey Davies Room, Braithwaite Institute, Braithwaite, Kes wick CA12 5RY

    Dave Bodecott.
    “The geology and business of oil and gas exploration off the Falkland Islands.”

Wednesday 21st March 2018
  • Social Lunch

    Starts: 12:00

    Location: Castle Inn Hotel Bassenthwaite, CA12 4RG

    Details TBC