Leader: Dr Simon Cuthbert
As an experiment, I am trying a slightly longer trip this year in the hope that fewer of our members have already seen the geology. I am assuming around 3 hours on the bus each way. The trip is a walk of about 2.5 km up the Glenderaterra valley from the car park at the Blencathra Field Centre with 4-6 stops along the path, returning the same way, so a total of 5 km of easy going. The main theme is contact metamorphism and mineralisation in the Skiddaw Slate around the Skiddaw Granite. There are pubs in Threlkeld and the intention is to head there for an evening meal around 5 pm before heading back up the road.
£40 deposit. This is set at a level to recover the anticipated costs of the trip. A small financial adjustment may be made on the bus on the day of the trip.