Exploring the geology of the Lake District
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: HS024
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
The Lake District World Heritage Site is an incredibly beautiful landscape that hides a complex geological history. Here, we will explore the region, highlighting locations that tell its 500-million-year-old story, from the desert formation hundreds of millions of years ago to the glacial sculpting of the landscape over the last few hundred thousand years.
What will we cover?
- 500 Million Years Ago: Lake District Seabed
- 450 Million Years Ago: The Borrowdale Volcanoes
- 420 Million Years Ago: Windemere’s Solid Mud
- 400 Million Years Ago: Eskdale Granites
- 320 Million Years Ago: Limestones of the District
- 500,000 Years Ago: The Glacial District.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Outline the key rocks that can be found in the Lake District
- Explain how sedimentary rocks formed
- Discuss the volcanic features of the District
- Explain the famed geological features and how they formed
- Discuss the glacial features of the District.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an introductory course and is open to all. No prior knowledge of the subject is required. However, you will need a good grasp of English to keep up with the course and to participate fully in discussions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught in a number of different ways including presentations with visual examples and discussions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring a notepad and pen. There will be no additional costs for the course but a hand lens or magnifying glass will be useful to bring along if you already have one (but not essential if you don't).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please explore our website to learn more about our science and nature courses.
Charles T. G. Clarke hails from the Republic of Ireland. He specialises in Archaeology and Human Evolutionary research. With a Bacholar of Science in Applied Archaeology from the Institute of Technology Sligo and a Master of Science in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology (IOA) University College London (UCL). His work touches on aspects of the geological sciences from radiometric dating to an understanding of rock formation. He currently works as a Commercial Archaeologist with Archaeological Management Solutions (AMS) in the Republic of Ireland.
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