Each year, the Society organises two residential excursions - a week-long excursion
in May, and a weekend excursion in the summer.
Long Excursion 2013 Western
Lake District (Cumbria)
18 to 25 May 2013
Leaders: Dave Millward, Doug
Holliday and Clive Auton
The excursion will focus on the Ordovician Skiddaw
and Borrowdale Volcanic groups in the northern and western Lake District. In the
Northern Fells, we will examine the deformation of the Skiddaw Group sedimentary
rocks and their thermal metamorphism adjacent to the Early Devonian Skiddaw Granite.
Also to be visited are the Eycott Volcanic Group and the Carrock Fell Igneous
Complex. Around Keswick and Buttermere, the sedimentation of the Skiddaw Group
will be examined together with its syndepositional and later deformation. In the
Western Valleys, we will see a variety of volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks in
the Borrowdale Group and the associated Ennerdale and Eskdale intrusions. If there
is enough interest, a visit to the spectacular slate mine at Honister Pass will
be arranged. Near the coast, Upper Palaeozoic and Triassic sedimentary rocks and
related hematite replacements will also be seen. Glacial and post-glacial sediments
will be examined in coastal exposures and throughout the week the spectacular
landforms characteristic of the area will be prominently displayed.
and self-catering accommodation has been booked at the Bridge Hotel, Buttermere.
The cost for those staying in the hotel will be approximately £635; the
cost for self-catering will, as usual, depend on the number of occupants, and
for those arranging their own accommodation or camping it will be approximately
Those interested are invited to book now by sending a deposit
of £50 per person, payable to 'EGS Long Excursion' to Anne Burgess, Mardale,
21 Woodside Place, Fochabers IV32 7HE. Please state if you require a single room
as there is as usual a severe shortage of these. Please say whether you would
be interested in the proposed visit to the Honister slate mine, so that we can
decide whether to arrange this. Additional details will be available on request
from the above address or by e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long Excursion Organiser
Reports of previous
excursions: 2002 excursions to the Isle of Arran and
Cromarty 2003 excursions to the Isle of Eigg and Ballantrae