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WATCH HILL, COCKERMOUTH

WEDNESDAY 4 AUGUST

Leader Phil Davies

Meet at 6.00 pm Cockermouth School lay by/car park, western end, NY 130310

We will examine small outcrops of the Ordovician Watch Hill Formation within the Skiddaw Group and intrusive diorite bodies that are dotted about the fell. Watch Hill is a lovely walk on a summer evening and a good vantage point to view the landscape of the northern Lake District as well as towards limestone country.

Event Reminder: Causey Pike, Sunday 18th July

SUNDAY 18 JULY

CAUSEY PIKE

Leader to be confirmed.

Easy, lower half day or continue for a strenuous full day.

Meet at 10.00 am at Uzzicar, in Newlands by the site of the old Barrow Mine NY 232217.

Participants will have the option of a half day excursion of 2 km of walking and 150 m of ascent or continuing on the full day fairly strenuous trip of 6 km of walking and about 500 m of ascent. If the weather is poor the trip will be half a day at the lower localities which are on good tracks, footpaths and on steep stream sides. The higher localities are on a fell walk of paths, tracks and rocky sections.

The trip has several aims: to show the olistostromic Buttermere Formation and Robinson Member of the Skiddaw Group, the normal siltstone facies of the Skiddaw Group (Kirkstile Slates) and its alteration by hornfelsing, and thrusting of the hornfelsed strata over unaltered rock. We will visit turbidite sequences with good way-up evidence plus inverted and right way-up strata.

Event Update: Pooley Bridge 7th July

The planned event around Pooley Bridge is still on but the second part involving a meal at a local inn cannot now take place for reasons beyond our control. The programme is now as follows.

Meet at Dunmallard car park 6pm (allow enough time to find alternative parking in the vicinity if Dunmallard is full).

Take activity sheet and follow instructions. The itinerary involves walking on easy ground for no more than a total of c. 800-900m.

Convene at Chestnut House yard by 7pm. Chestnut House shop will be open and take-away drinks and light refreshments will be available. A review of the exercise will be done (answers) re. local geology.

There will be then be a brief ceremony to make presentations to Margaret Bennett and Dai Powell who have both been long-serving officers of CGS.This part will conclude at 7.30 pm and it may be that members attending may want to make their own arrangements for a drink/meal locally. It has not been possible to make a party booking in Pooley Bridge but there are 3 places that will be open in the village on a walk-in basis.

We hope to see as many members as possible for this mixed evening event but be aware that it may be weather affected and suitable clothing or an umbrella is advised.

John Rodgers 

President CGS

Event Reminder: An Evening Around Pooley Bridge, Wednesday 7th July

WEDNESDAY 7 JULY

AN EVENING AROUND POOLEY BRIDGE

Leader John Rogers

Meet at 6.00 pm in the Dunmallard car park by the riverside NY 469245.

The first part of this event will be a walking “treasure hunt” type exercise in the immediate area around the new bridge, followed up with a review of findings in a reserved seating area at Chestnut House in the village at 7 – 7.30 pm. Bring a pen and clip board or similar for your question sheet.

We intend to follow this up with a social event at a local inn similar to the end-of-season occasions we used to have before the pandemic. This will also be an opportunity to show our appreciation to two long serving CGS Council members who retired at this year’s AGM, namely Margaret Bennett (Treasurer) and David Powell (Librarian), both of whom have been invited. In order to secure dining space for our exclusive use at one of the village inns we will need to know who will be attending this part of the evening, which can be an addition to or a separate affair from the 6 – 7.30 part. Please let us know if you wish to be included for the evening meal so we can book somewhere at the earliest opportunity. Either e-mail John Rodgers at email hidden; JavaScript is required or phone/text message to Fiona Harwood on 07791752813 giving name(s) and contact details. We will issue more details about this directly and/or via the CGS website.