Ambleside & District

Geology

Coordinators: Penny Henderson (discussions) and Hanna Burke (excursions)

Meetings:
Field trips: 3rd Friday of every month (April to October inc.).
Discussions: 3rd Friday of every month (November to March inc.) 10 – 11.30am at The Ladyholme Centre in Windermere.
There may also be occasional discussion sessions during the spring and summer depending on field trip leaders who may wish to introduce the trip.

Group web page editor is Frances Green

The Geology Group started in March 2015 with Clive Boulter, a retired geologist, leading the discussions and activities. So far we have considered an overview of the evolution of the Lake District followed by a look at the processes responsible for the geological features in Ambleside's Lake District building stones. We then dealt with the sedimentary rocks on top of the volcanics (Windermere Supergroup), and covered the Borrowdale volcanics (lava flows and explosive eruptions) and the geology of the Skiddaw Group. Field visits have been made to Millom Rock Park/Hodbarrow Point, Ambleside's building stones, Yewdale (Coniston), St John's in the Vale, and Crinkle Crags.

Looking for crystals Welded ignimbrite on Crinkle Crags Not a good day for views Splitting slate at Elterwater quarry a good day out on Side Pike

Clive has now moved away from Ambleside and only makes very occasional contributions. Thanks to his inspiration everyone is very keen for the group to carry on and it has now been thriving for nearly 4 years.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Sep 20th Field trip led by Clive. Trowbarrow, Storth details TBA,
Fri Oct 18th Field trip led by Penny and Hanna, Building Stones of Kendal. Details TBA.
Fri Nov 15th Planning meeting 10am, Ladyholme Centre. Followed by the first of a short course on Plate Tectonics led by Clive. The course will continue on 17 Jan and 21 Feb. More details later.
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More Group Pages
Art and Handicrafts Bridge at Marchesi
Bridge at Skelwith Bridge Climbing and Scrambling
Crosswords Cultural History
Discussion French Conversation
Gardens Geology
High Fells & Scrambles Holidays
Learning Spanish Together Local History
Mah-jong & Rummikub Music
Natural History Photography
Play Reading Pub Lunches
Reading Science & Technology
Social Walking B & C Social Walking D
Spanish Conversation Table Tennis
Theatre/Concert Writing