Event Details: Wednesday 5th September – Birkhams Quarry, St. Bees Head and Beach Cliffs

Birkhams Quarry, St. Bees Head and Beach Cliffs
Susan Beele

Start: 10:30

Location: St. Bees


Meet in Sandwith village NX 965145 at 10.15 to car share. Proceed (10 cars max) on private road to quarry and guided tour by manager Steve Boam (10.30-12.00). Hard hats are required and hi-vis is recommended, with footwear appropriate to the weather conditions (if wet, wellingtons may be the best). Following the visit we will drive to St Bees beach. The left hand car park is cheaper, £2.70 for 4 hours. We will meet briefly at the north end of the Promenade by the ‘Wainwright Wall’, then walk across the footbridge over the small Rottington Beck to have lunch on the wave cut platform of St Bees Sandstone at NX 958118. The afternoon will involve a 3 km walk, along the shingle and sand beach to Pow Beck, returning on the footpath along the top of the moraine ridge.

Event Reminder: Scordale And The Whin Sill


John Rodgers

Meet at 10.30 at Hilton village townhead NY 736208.

This excursion will follow the track up the Scordale valley through the southern end of the Cross Fell Inlier and into the Lower Carboniferous of the Pennine escarpment then up to the old mines and the Whin Sill. Distance 8km with an ascent of c.150m. Rough track with final short steep section.

Event Material: Glaciation in Borrowdale

Michael Hambrey has put together two handouts for thi s field excursion. One is general background, and the other a more detailed itinerary.

If you are attending the event on Saturday 21st you are encouraged to bring your own copy of the material. You can download/open the two documents from our website using the links provided:

Glacial history of the Lake District CGS

CGS Borrowdale Excursion

If you are unable to view the material please try from the website before contacting the society.

Meet at 10.00 at Rosthwaite Village Hall NY 257148

There is limited local pay parking and some members may choose to use the regular summer bus service.