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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
http://www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Glacial-history-of-the-Lake-District-CGS.pdf

CGS Borrowdale Excursion
http://www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/CGS-Borrowdale-Excursion.pdf

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

SATURDAY 21 JULY GLACIATION IN BORROWDALE Mike Hambrey
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.

Event Reminder: The Langdale Caldera

SATURDAY 7 JULY THE LANGDALE CALDERA Clive Boulter

Low-Level Poor Weather Alternative to the Pike O Blisco Side Pike Cumberland Excursion PDF Online

Reassessment of the Side Pike Concept Cumberland Excursion 2018 PDF Online

Starts: 10:00
Location: Wrynose Pass, Ambleside LA22, UK

Those attending are asked to make arrangements amongst themselves to place enough cars at the end of the traverse to ensure that drivers of cars left at Three Shire Stone, Wrynose Pass Summit, can be returned to collect their cars. The traverse will end at the cattle grid at Side Pike [NY 289051] where there is very limited parking though more parking is available at the National Trust car parks at Blea Tarn [NY 296044] and The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel [NY 285062].

This trip will examine the complex volcanic geology of the area and an introductory explanation is attached. This is one of our more arduous excursions, entirely off paths apart from the final descent. An ascent of 140 m is followed by a 3km contouring traverse and then a 300m descent to the road below Side Pike. It will be necessary to co-ordinate between various drivers so that some cars can be left at the end point to take drivers back to vehicles at Three Shire Stone while passengers make for the Old Dungeon Hotel. Details of this co-ordination will also be available from the web-site. A poor weather alternative will be considered if appropriate.

Event Reminder: Wednesday 20 June – The Geological Landscape around Low Rigg

The Geological Landscape Around Low Rigg

Starts: 18:00

Location: A66, Cumbria

Description:

WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE THE GEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE AROUND LOW RIGG John Rodgers
Meet at 18.00 at the road junction on the minor road south of the A66 NY 305240. This evening walk over Low Rigg to the north end of High Rigg will examine the surrounding geology and geomorphology and consider the possibility of producing an explanatory guide for visitors to the area.

Event Reminder: Coal and Iron in West Cumbria (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)

Coal and Iron in West Cumbria

Starts: 10:30

Location: Haig Pit Museum, Whitehaven CA28 9AL, UK

SATURDAY 9 JUNE COAL AND IRON IN WEST CUMBRIA
Morning session: Meet at 10.30 Haig Pit Museum car park NX 966176. This part is to learn about the progress of the West Cumbria Mining Ltd. project to mine coking coal from submarine seams.

Afternoon session: THE HIDDEN WONDERS OF IRON SLAG Leader Clive Boulter Meet at 1pm at Harrington Shore. Parking on N side of harbour by Harrington Sailing Club NX 989254. Weatherproof clothing and hard hats useful. Attached are briefing notes for the session.

Volcanological-Lessons-from-Iron-Slag-PDF.pdf