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.

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


Vol 3 Environmental Statement Chapter2 – Site Setting


Restoration Plan_1.0

Event Information & Material – Geology and Mining History around Nenthead Heritage Site

The excursion leader Rosemary has put together some preliminary reading material and has further information regarding the event on Saturday 13th July:

Follow the link to some brief notes for Saturdays excursion to print off if you wish.

  • Please bring something warm to wear underground.
  • There is some rough ground so walking poles might be useful.
  • The car park is up the track along the river.

Event Reminder – Geology and Mining History around Nenthead Heritage Site

Leader: Rosemary Vilder

Meet at heritage site NY 785433

Approx. 2 km walking around historic mining area with some rough ground and steep sections. Optional tour of mine (small donation requested to cover cost of equipment and insurance). Exhibition building with café and toilets.