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Westmorland Geological Society

2010 Field Trips

ScarboroughWeekend 14th - 17th May

Leader  Dr Mike Keen ( Glasgow University)

A dome in the Jurassic at Robin Hood's Bay, north of Scarborough


Devensian boulder clay on Upper Jurassic at Filey Brigg

A hematite mineralised fault at Hodbarrow Point


The Over Kellet Monocline - 15 August

Leaders - Mike Balderstone( Chairman: WGS)
Dr. Peter Thomas(WGS)
























Sketch map showing the possible Asbian / Brigantian palaeogeography
of the north Lancashire area based on new mapping by JMB and PRT
including data from BGS Lancaster Sheet 59 (1995)

(This sketch was used  in the Field Trip summary by PRT and is included here
to help those who could not see the detail on the map in the field.)


Honister Slate Mine - 12 September

The Society at Honister Slate Mine


WGS at Kirkland

WGS at Kirkland

Lowhouse Woods sandstones & brockram

Lowhouse Woods Sandstone & Brockram

 This site is on the western bank of the River Eden at Low House (2 miles N of Armathwaite). The rocks are here are Lower Permian fluvial sandstones with an overlying conglomerate (brockram) that was deposited by a wadi.

WGS at Rhoscolyn Head, Angelsey

RHoscolyn Head, Angelasey

A group photograph of Anglesey summer excursion attendees on the South Stack Group. The deposits here are meta-sedimentary rocks situated on the Rhoscolyn Anticline