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Westmorland Geological Society

Field Trips 2024

Field trips (guided geological walks led by an expert) are graded gentle G (mainly on paths with no steep or rocky areas), moderate M (8-9 km with some rough ground and slopes) and hard H (10 km or more with steep slopes). Itineraries may have to be altered at short notice; check email or website before setting off.


Sunday 21st April A geology walk from Newbiggin-on-Lune to Bents and Brownber

Leader Sylvia Woodhead

Meet 10.30am Newbiggin-on-Lune village centre NY 7057 0516 - limit of 20

Grade G The walk is across fields and maybe muddy at times. 2.5 miles 2.5 hours

          Click here for a leaflet detailing the trip


Thursday 16th May Jaws of Borrowdale

Leader Phil Davies

Meet 9.30 National Trust Bowder Stone car park near Grange NY 253 168

Grade H /M attendees will have the option to visit the top of Castle Crag (weather permitting ) 6.5 miles approx 5 hours


Wednesday 12th June Wrynose Pass to Crinkle Crags

Leader Dave Hasleden

Meet 10.30am Three Shires Stone at the top of Wrynose Pass NY 277 027 (limited parking)

This is a joint field trip with CGS.

Grade M/H approximately 9km with an ascent of 450m


Wednesday 17th July Crummack Dale

Leader Peter del Strother

Meet 10.30 Horton-in Ribblesdale, Park at side of road to quarry, Crag Hill Road SD 8046 7258 - -BD24 0HN - meeting point by the pedestrian crossing over the railway. Two cars will be left earlier in Austwick to shuttle drivers back later.

Grade M


Wednesday 14th August Ingleton Waterfall Geology Trail

Leader Dave Hasleden

Meet at 10am at Broadwood entrance LA63AT SD 693 732

Grade G/M This field trip is on a designated footpath, and there is a £10 per person charge and includes free parking


Sunday 15th September Ice age walk - Orton Scar, Blasterfield and Dina Gill

Leaders David Evans, Professor Paul Carling, Sylvia Woodhead

Meet at 10am Parking off B6260 NY 632 107. 0.5 miles beyond cattle grid. Please arrive in good time to set off at 10am. 

Grade G/M A circular walk moderate walk with some uneven ground and areas of limestone pavement 3miles (4.8km)



NB No dogs on field trips please