2017 Field Trips


April 8th - Geology of Ingelton Waterfalls
Leader Hilary Davis, OUB Tutor, retired

measuring dips/strikes in great scar limestone
Measuring dips and strikes in the Great Scar Limestone

in the river twiss
In the River Twiss

the famous unconformity near thornton force
The famous unconformity near Thornton Force


May 6th - Skiddaw Granite and Caldew Valley
Leader Susan Beale, WGS

looking at the hornfelsed skiddaw slate in the river caldew
Looking at the Hornfelsed Skiddaw Slate in the River Caldew

textbook fold in the skiddaw slate
Textbook fold in the Skiddaw Slate

river caldew, looking for the skiddaw granite margin
River Caldew, looking for the Skiddaw Granite margin

adit in the famous carrock mine
Adit in the famous Carrock Mine


July 1st - Spireslack Geopark, Ayrshire
Leader Graham Leslie, BGS

Coal seams on the  Limestone coal Formation

Dip slope on the Hurlet Limestone

Dolerite Dyke in the Lower Limestone Formation

Fault on the Hurlet Limestone


July 30th Environmental Impact of Mining around Glenridding, Ullswater
Leader James Fielding, Univeristy of Southampton

Looking down at the Lucy Tongue Level spoil heaps in Glenridding

Looking up Swart Beck from Greenside processing areas


Sept 3rd Seathwaite Fell, Borrowdale
Leader Clive Boulter, WGS

Aireys Bridge in the central fells, type area of intense silicic magmatism

Auto-brecciation fabric in the Scafell Dacite

Convolute bedding in the Bowfell Links Member

Small breccia dyke in the Cockley Pike Member


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