WORKSHOP CONTENT & LEARNING OUTCOMES
A walk through stunning coal field scenery, with a view to working out how the rocks that we find en route have been formed, how to identify them and how they are inter-related: the day is filled with geology, but we’ll also look at soil types on the way, as we walk through the Clydach Gorge from near Gilwern up to Gilwern Hill. In terms of geology we'll see rocks representing around 105 million years, 2 Geological Periods and a number of transitions in a mixture of quarry faces and outcrops, with some nice fossils to look at and some really interesting rock types, including a variety of limestones and sandstones. We’ll look at when, where and how they were created and how we extend what we’ve learned to other areas, many of which will be familiar to walkers, cavers and climbers in South Wales. Around Gilwern Hill we’ll find some classic soil profiles, discuss what they mean and the reasons for the variations we see.
We can also look at the British Geological Survey UK Geology app, which would have use beyond what we'll see on the day.
Expected learning outcomes
Awareness and application of BGS Geology app.
Field recognition of rock types and soil types.
Standard equipment for a British hill walk on a summer's day. Include plenty of fluids, sun protection (and a waterproof!).
Please bring your own food and drink.
WORKSHOP PROVIDER CREDENTIALS
A Field Studies Tutor in the Brecon Beacons since 2006, Stephen Tyrrell has a background in Physical Geography and Earth Sciences, with a special interest in glacial geomorphology. He now works for Trewern Outdoor Education Centre as the field studies specialist, and has his own business: Beacons Field Studies. Among several outdoor qualifications he is a Summer ML and holds an outdoor First Aid qualification.
He has a passion for outdoor learning and loves sharing what he has learned with others. In the course of working for local field centres, heritage centres and outdoor education centres, Stephen has acquired excellent local knowledge; learning about the best sites and examples of landforms, the flora and fauna of the area, and finding out about the underlying geology, which affects so much of what happens on the surface.
In the event of cancellation, we will either offer to reschedule or give a refund.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE EVENT
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