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, March 16, 2022
Starts: 19:30

Wednesday 16th March

Starts 19:30




121 Main St, Keswick CA12 5NN

The building entrance leads from the carpark which servers Co-Op supermarket. The carpark is pay and display however at the time of writing both ticket machines are out of service.

The car park on the opposite side of the Parish Room also is pay and display, these are in operation and an evening charge applies.

There is also a car park at Booths supermarket.

Saturday, April 30, 2022
Tail Crag Volcanotechtonic Fault, South of Caw
Starts: 10:30

Leader: Clive Boulter
Meet:  10:30 SD 239928 at small parking area near Stephenson Ground NNE of Broughton Mills. Car sharing is advised. The height gain c180m and about one third is on paths/roads, the rest open fell sides.  Clive has described the field trip on Localities 1 – 9 will be covered on this CGS trip.  On the southern slopes of Caw an examination of Maar and Diatreme, volcanotectonic fault scarps, and columnar cooling jointed ignimbrite.

Clive has put together an introductory presentation. It can be downloaded via the link below:


Sunday, June 5, 2022
Glacial Effects on SW Coast, Cumbria SW Coast
Starts: 10:30

Leader: David Evans
Meet:  10:30 am at SD 115845 layby at Whitbeck.  c. 6 km walking on farm track and steep gravelly path to beach. Hard hat and digging tools optional. No toilet facilities.
This trip will investigate the complex stratigraphy of glacial deposits and glacitectonic structures associated with the construction of moraines along the Cumbrian coast during the last glaciation. Extensive cliff exposures at Gutterby and Annaside will be the focus of some hands on sedimentology.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Keswick Building Stones
Starts: 18:00

Leader: Alan Smith.
Meet:  6.00 pm at Moot Hall in the centre of the market square Keswick.
A town walk, all on paved surfaces, to view the large array of
geological materials that have been used in the buildings of the town.

Saturday, July 2, 2022
Corrie Glacier or Plateau Ice Cap, Swindale Head
Starts: 10:30

Leader: Sylvia Woodhead
Meet:  10:30 NY 522143 park in a roadside layby, about 400m past the filter house at the end of Open Access land, where a bridleway goes off. Corrie glacier or plateau ice cap? Fresh thoughts on glacial landforms. Circular mostly valley walk up to the valley head and Forces Falls, returning on the southern side of the valley. Medium walk 5m/8k.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Sale Fell
Starts: 18:30

Leader: Phil Davies
Meet: 6:30 pm NY 191301 roadside parking at minor road from Wythop Mill to Routenbeck / Pheasant Inn, 200m NE of Wythop St Margaret’s Church.
Around & over Sale Fell, grassy paths, overlooking Bassenthwaite. Medium walk. Skiddaw Group strata: steeply inclined bedding; major quartz veining evident (depending on exact route); water expulsion structures (if we can find them!); minette / lamprophyre intrusion (see The Cumberland Geologist No.2); folding / minor thrust structure. Discuss local geological structure – BGS mapping has a major tight anticline here. Can we spot any way-up structures (apart from the water expulsion ones)? (I doubt it!).

Saturday, August 20, 2022
Rescheduled: Irthing Gorge Lower Carboniferous
Starts: 10:30

Leader: Ben Johnson
Meet: 10.30 Gilsland Spa Car Park, NY636676

Rescheduled to 20th August

A look at the Upper Border Group, part of the Lower Carboniferous. A deep gorge is cut by the River Irthing exposing alternating sediments. We can also walk around to the remains of the Popping Stone NY 6350 6812. If time permits, we can drive up to Crammel Linn waterfall (Parking NY63616980) and better see the effects of the Gilsland Fault Belt. Steep paths, slippery when wet. Fossil hunting possibilities in river boulders.

Sunday, September 11, 2022
Armathwaite Dyke and the Permian of Eden Valley
Starts: 10:00

Leader: Phil Davies
Meet: 1000h at Armathwaite Bridge, east end, near the Fox and Pheasant. On-road parking with care. NY 508 450.

A three part excursion entailing visiting outcrops via woodland paths. Part 1: visit the Palaeogene-age Armathwaite Dyke where it crosses the River Eden about 750m upstream of Armathwaite Bridge. Part 2: relocate by car to visit Permian sandstones and Brockram, Low House Wood, parking beyond Drybeck Farm NY 515 484. Then return by car to Armathwaite Bridge. Option for refreshments at Fox and Pheasant. Ad hoc lunch stop. Optional extension to Part 3: relocate by car to Penrith. Visit Permian dune sandstone exposures at (disused) Cowraike Quarry SSSI, parking NY 540 303.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
High Rigg
Starts: 18:00

Leader: Helen James
Meet:  6.00pm  NY 306 225 St John’s Church.
Geomorphology of the area, the volcanic rocks of High Rigg, Threlkeld Microgranite on Low Rigg and the contacts between the Skiddaw Group, Borrowdale Volcanics and microgranite.

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