The geology & landscapes around Castleton (Peak District)

30/05/2020 - 30/05/2020

Outside the Blueberry café, Castleton Visitor Center car park

Non-residential starting from £25.00

About

WORKSHOP CONTENT & LEARNING OUTCOMES

This walk will take you on a tour of the Carboniferous Limestone, through to the Edale Shales and Millstone Grit.  We will also get up close to the well-studied landslip of Mam Tor.

We will look at outcrops containing a unique variety of fluorspar called Blue John and also get to smell some oil on the top of Windy Knoll!

This walk is ideal for anyone with an interest in geoscience, geology and physical geography and wanting to expand their knowledge and understanding of the geology of the Peak District. No prior knowledge is needed.

Leaning outcomes:

  • Enhanced knowledge of rock identification and some of the fossils
  • Learn about the environments in which the rocks were deposited and where the sediments came from.
  • Understand how palaeo-maps can be constructed and their uses.
  • Understand how the landscape that we see today
  • Be introduced to petroleum geology

MEETING POINT

Outside the Blueberry café, Castleton Visitor Center car park (post code S33 8WN)

EQUIPMENT/KIT REQUIRED

Please bring outdoor walking gear, snacks, water and lunch.

WORKSHOP PROVIDER CREDENTIALS

Gemma Scougal is a professional geologist for 11 years and Hill & Moorland Leader.

CANCELLATION PROCEDURE

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Where And When

Start
30/05/2020 09:30
End
30/05/2020 16:00
Total Days
1
Maximum Bookings
10
Venue
Outside the Blueberry café, Castleton Visitor Center car park
Town
Castleton
County
Derbyshire
Postcode
S33 8WN
Country
England
Latitude
53.34332
Longitude
-1.77770

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Contact

Provider
Mountain Training Association
Telephone
07900682226
Email

Booking

  • Non Residential

    £25.00
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