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Event Reminder – From small rockfalls to entire mountainside collapses

Wednesday 8th January

Winter Lecture by Dr Dunning, Newcastle University

Starts 19:30 – Please arrive and be seated before the presentation is due to start.

Location: Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8TP

Dr. Dunning from Newcastle University will talk about rockfalls and their significance in the landscape.   He was monitory the Rock of Tremaine at Castle Rock before its spectacular fall last winter and will include this in his talk which promises to be very interesting.

This is a joint meeting with Carlisle Natural History Society in the very comfortable lecture theatre at Tullie House and everyone is most welcome.

The Devonshire Road (Castle car park) car park next to the Castle closes at 8pm. Parking needs to be around the Tullie House roads or in one of the other car parks that remain open in the evenings e.g. West Walls car park.

Event Reminder – Sedimentary Structures in Sandstones of Whitehaven Harbor

AN EXTRA EVENING TRIP, NOT ON THE ORIGINAL PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 29 AUGUST SEDIMENTARY STRUCTURES IN THE SANDSTONES OF WHITEHAVEN HARBOUR

Meet at 6pm in car park between Tesco and the north wall of Whitehaven Harbour NX972186. http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=297250&y=518650&z=0&sv=nx972186&st=5&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf

Leader Margaret Bennett . We will finish at about 8pm and hope to then extend the occasion for those who want to with a meal at a local pub/restaurant.

Event Reminder – Shap Fell (Hardendale) Limestone Quarry – Past, Present and Future

Meet at NY 590146
(Links to media and advanced reading for the event are at the foot of the page)

Meet at 10.00am at the road corner ‘Castlehouse Scar’ NY 590146. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=359050&Y=514650&A=Y&Z=115

Take the Crosby Ravensworth Road from Shap village, turn right by the wood & park at the road corner. Please park tidily & consider car sharing if possible. Hi-vis recommended, hard hats not needed.

We will be met by the Tata Steel Operations Manager & Quarry manager.  The quarry visit will be in the morning. We will walk slightly uphill to access the quarry via a gate. Inside the quarry, the ground is rough & steep in places. The area is over 300m & can be exposed. In the afternoon we will walk round the proposed quarry perimeter geology trail. Total walking distance about 3 miles

If you have any problems finding the quarry contact Sylvia on 07876 787 208

Below is some downloadable advanced setting and reading prior to the event.

Sat 17 August 2019 CGS visit to Shapfell quarry

DECISION NOTICE_3-18-9004

Vol 3 Environmental Statement Chapter2 – Site Setting

shapfell-quarry

Restoration Plan_1.0