Field Trip: The Lake District and Northern Pennines (Reading Geological Society)

Leader: Bernard Skillerne de Bristowe

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Field Trip Description

Reading Geological Society have organised a field trip for Sunday 24 September 2023 - Saturday 30 September 2023.

This field meeting will visit some of the classic geology of the Lake District and the nearby Alston and Askrigg blocks in north Yorkshire. The provisional itinerary is as follows:

Day 1- Travel to our hotel

Day 2- Contact metamorphism of the Skiddaw granite. The best example in England

Day 3- The world’s first described layered mafic intrusion, Carrock Fell, and the early Ordovician Eycott volcanic series

Day 4- The Causey Pike fault and sediments and intrusions along it plus volcanic/ glacial scenery and a visit to a slate quarry in the Borrowdale volcanic series

Day 5- The Alston Block of the Pennines including a visit to the Killhope Mining Museum

Day 6- The Askrigg Block of the Pennines around Ingleborough

Day 7- Travel home

Field Meeting Registration

Or if you require further information please email the field meetings committee:- [email protected]

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Important Notice: Bath Geological Society Insurance

Each person attending a field meeting does so on the understanding that he/she attends at his/her own risk. The Bath Geological Society has Public Liability Insurance Cover for field and indoor meetings, but Personal Accident Cover and Personal Liability Cover remain the responsibility and personal choice of the participant.

There may be an element of appropriate cover included in house insurance or in travel insurance: although Bath Geological Society activities are not particularly dangerous members are advised to check whether exclusions apply to activities in which they plan to participate in case they wish to arrange further cover. An annual travel insurance may be the best solution for any member who regularly attends field events: this again is a matter of choice.

Please note however that all members participating in overseas events will be required to have travel insurance for the duration of the event: this is so that participants are covered for Medical, Repatriation and Personal Liability expenses. The Personal Accident element remains the personal choice of the member and again members are advised to check exclusions so that they can make an informed decision about the cover they want.