Sale Fell


Wednesday, 13 July, 2022    


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!).