FREE FOLD workshop: Structural geology and the relationships of the rocks of the Eastern Lake District

11/07/2017 - 11/07/2017

Shap Memorial Hall car park

Non-residential starting from £0.00

About

Friends of the Lake District: Structural geology and the relationships of the rocks of the Eastern Lake District (session 2 of 2, but also designed as a standalone workshop) The Windermere Supergroup of rocks occupies the southern half of the Lake District National Park and crops out roughly south of a line from Shap Wells to Millom and taking in the Howgills. The course will examine in more detail the structures (folding, faulting and sedimentary structures) of this group of Ordovician to Silurian-aged rocks at two localities and will also examine the unconformable relationship of the group with much younger strata just inside the National Park at Shap Abbey. The session will require some driving between locations in one half of the day followed by a hillside transect carried out on foot in Longsleddale in the other half. Learning outcomes: A focused knowledge of the relationships of the later Lake District rocks to one another. 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.” Identify and understand the formation of some of the sedimentary and structural features that occur in rocks which can be applied elsewhere in the lake District 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/ Strenuous Timings: 10:00am - 4:00pm 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
11/07/2017 10:00
End
11/07/2017 16:00
Maximum Bookings
15
Bookings
3
Venue
Shap Memorial Hall car park
Town
Shap
County
Cumbria
Postcode
CA10 3NL
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
54.53000
Longitude
-2.68000

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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