Rocks and landscapes in the English Lake District

10/07/2020 - 10/07/2020

New Dungeon Ghyll NT Car park Grid

Non-residential starting from £25.00

About

WORKSHOP CONTENT & LEARNING OUTCOMES

This day –long course will look at the landscape of Langdale and the story of its formation. This is the much 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. As we walk onto the lower fells, our attention turns to the hard rock story.  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.

Participants will be encouraged to explore and develop their understanding through direct and immediate contact with the environment. i.e. get your hands dirty!

Free print-outs will be provided as part of the day, the costs covered in part by the fee.

Learning outcomes:

  1. A broad knowledge of the hard rock types at the heart of the English Lake District.
  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.

EQUIPMENT/KIT REQUIRED

Sufficient outdoor clothing. NB We do spend time standing still. Notebook or e-notepad, camera. Pencils.

CATERING/FOOD

Packed lunch and other refreshments should be brought with the participants

WORKSHOP PROVIDER CREDENTIALS

M.Sc., B.Sc., PGCE. Geological sciences.

Fieldwork prizewinner; Tutor in fieldwork,

Teacher, lecturer and academic writer.

Stephen Mott is experienced in both school and adult education. He has an M.Sc., B.Sc., (geological sciences) and PGCE. He has a wide knowledge of geology and landforms, together with habitat characteristics with relation to wildlife. Accomplished bird-watcher/ornithologist who also leads birdwatching days.

CANCELLATION PROCEDURE

Under 4 participants day will be cancelled. In the event of cancellation, participants will be either emailed or telephoned. Particiapnts are encouraged to make telephone contact before the day to check, especially if the participants are out of signal.

No refunds – pay at end of day

Where And When

Start
10/07/2020 10:00
End
10/07/2020 16:30
Total Days
1
Maximum Bookings
12
Venue
New Dungeon Ghyll NT Car park Grid
Town
Langdale
County
Cumbria
Postcode
LA22 9QL
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
54.44802
Longitude
-3.08779

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Contact

Provider
Mountain Training Association
Telephone
07930970579
Email

Booking

  • Members price

    £25.00
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Other Dates

29/10/2020 £5.00 Details
31/10/2020 £60.00 Details
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