FREE FOLD workshop: Geology: An Introduction to Rocks and Landscape Interpretation (Session 1)

23/05/2017 - 23/05/2017

Seatoller - National Trust Car Park

Non-residential starting from £0.00

About

Friends of the Lake District: Geology: An Introduction to Rocks and Landscape Interpretation (Session 1) The course will look at the hard rock geology of Borrowdale and the story of its formation. It is the story of volcanoes, islands arcs, plate tectonics and earthquakes. Some context will be given so that the story can be appreciated as part of a longer history of the Lake District’s evolution. Alongside the hard rock story, the course will look at the reasons behind the current shape of the landscape. This is the much more recent story of the Ice age shaping the volcanic rocks into the crags, fells and valleys we see today and for which the Lake District is justly famous. Learning outcomes: 1. A broad knowledge of the hard rock types of Borrowdale. 2. Some understanding of the geological processes that took place resulting in the formation of these rocks using the geological principle that the “present day is the key to the past.” 3. An understanding of the current landscape will through careful, structured teaching of Ice age processes using local landforms to demonstrate these processes. 4. Participants should gain basic interpretive skills which will enable you to see the landscape with informed eyes and apply these skills elsewhere in the Lake District. Participants will be encouraged to explore and develop their understanding through direct and immediate contact with the environment. i.e. get your hands dirty! A day course booklet will be provided, with base maps and routes. A contextual booklet will be provided given background information and a glossary of terms at the end of the session. Terrain and activity: Moderate Timings: 10:00am - 3:15pm All sessions are booked on a first come first served basis. Please bring: a picnic lunch & clothing/footwear for all weathers. (Please note there is no indoor backup venue so the sessions will go ahead in poor weather unless unreasonable or unsafe to do so) Workshop provider: Stephen Mott

Where And When

Start
23/05/2017 10:00
End
23/05/2017 15:15
Maximum Bookings
15
Bookings
3
Venue
Seatoller - National Trust Car Park
Town
Keswick
County
Cumbria
Postcode
CA12 5XN
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
54.51000
Longitude
-3.20000

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Contact

Provider
Mountain Training Association
Telephone
07851 721711
Website
Email

Booking

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    FREE
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