2016 Field Trips


April 17th - The Yoredales around Askrigg, Wensleydale

Leader Lesley Collins, CPGS

eller beck and the hushes
Eller Beck and the Hushes


mill gill force in the gayle cyclothem
Mill Gill Force in the Gayle cyclothem


wet grooves mining area
Wet Grooves mining area


wgs members heading towards the knott - a geological conundrum
WGS members heading towards the Knott - a geological conundrum


May 22nd - Helm quarry and the building stones of Natland

Leader John FairHurst, WGS

Looking at the Kirby Moor Formation at Helm Quarry


Lookin West towards Natland from Helm quarry

 Kirby Moor Flags were extensively used in the buildings of Natland


Limestone constructed bridge on the Kendal to Lancaster canal


Looking downstream from Hawes bridge towards the marble quarry



June 12nd - Geology and Fauna around Weardale

Leader Brian Young, ex BGS

brian young at home in the riverbed
Brian Young at home in the riverbed


on the six fathom hazle


July 3rd - Quaternary Geology around Wasdale Head

Leader Emrys Philips, BGS

heading into mosedale
Heading into Mosedale


on the frontal moraine arcs, mosedale
On the frontal moraine arcs, Mosedale


big rock slope failure on kirk fell
Big rock slope failure on Kirk Fell


August 7th - Over Kellet

Leader Mike Balderstone, WGS

urswick limestone at overhead quarry
Urswick Limestone at Overhead Quarry


wgs looking at the alston formation at overhead quarry
WGS looking at the Alston Formation at Overhead Quarry


woodbine shale at wegber quarry
Woodbine Shale at Wegber Quarry


September 11th - Ribble Valley above Settle

Leader Royanne Wilding

royanne wilding with the brennand grit in the craven basin
Royanne Wilding with the Brennand Grit in the Craven Basin


sole structures at dry rigg quarry
Sole structures at Dry Rigg Quarry


the classic basal carboniferous unconformity at combs quarry
The classic basal Carboniferous unconformity at Combs Quarry


wgs at combs quarry
WGS at Combs Quarry








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