Below is a calendar of archived events the society has held since they began being posted online in 2012. archive
Additional event detail and reports are available to members in our Proceedings and the society library or by request.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
New advances in understanding the British and Irish Ice Sheet with particular reference to Cumbria
Starts: 19:30

Prof. David Evans, Durham University

New advances in understanding the British and Irish Ice Sheet with particular reference to Cumbria

Joint meeting with Carlisle Natural History Society

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Exceptional Preservation of Dinosaur Eggs and Embryos from the Upper Cretaceous of Henan Province, People’s Republic of China
Starts: 19:30

Dr. John Nudds, Manchester University

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
AGM and President’s Talk
Starts: 19:30


Saturday, April 6, 2019
Annual Lunch
Starts: 12:30

A buffet lunch will be provided, including hot and cold food (some vegetarian), tea & coffee, as well as a little geologically themed entertainment. The cost will be £16 per person and reservations should be made with me at the address below by 23rdMarch. (Please include your contact details and make cheques payable to Cumberland Geological Society.) The Council eagerly looks forward to your company!

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If you have any questions or queries regarding the event please contact us using the provided from (click here).

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Harter Fell – Borrowdale Volcanic Group
Starts: 10:00

Leader: Clive Boulter

In preparation for the excursion please find the link to a presentation which attendees are encouraged to print out and bring on the excursion.

Meet at SD 2350 9955 Duddon Valley

As this is a Forestry Commission car park, parking fees may apply.

6km walking,c.450m ascent on rough steep terrain with some off defined paths.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Threlkeld Knotts – Lavas, Laccoliths and Landslips
Starts: 14:00

Leader: John Rodgers

Meet at 2pm at the road junction SW of Burns Farm NY 304240 for car sharing.

5km walking, c. 350m ascent on mainly paths but some rough ground. This trip will be dependent on fair weather and may be postponed if conditions are poor. Last minute news from leader on email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Sunday, June 23, 2019
Cancelled – Glacial Landforms and Sediments on the SW Cumbrian Coast
Starts: 10:30


This event is cancelled due to unforseen circumstances 

Leader: David Evans

Meet at layby Whitbeck SD 115 845

c.6km walking on farm track and steep gravelly path to beach. Hard hat and digging tools optional. No toilet facilities.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Skiddaw Group Structures and Sill in Wythop Woods
Starts: 18:00

Leader: John  Rodgers

Meet at 6pm Woodend Brow CP off A66, NY 218 275

N.B. This is an evening trip.  About 5km walking on low-level forestry tracks.

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Geology and Mining History around Nenthead Heritage Site
Starts: 10:30

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.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Shap Fell (Hardendale) Limestone Quarry – Past, Present and Future
Starts: 10:00

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


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