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Tullie House Museum:

Regionally important geology collections.


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Kendal Museum:

Geology collections and an excellent digital resource where you can view photographs of local rock and mineral collections.


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Keswick Museum:

A varied collection mostly from local sites and well representing the complex local geology, industrial activity and the work of important 19th Century collectors. 

A walk in Yewdale, north east of Coniston.

By Murray Mitchell

£3.00 To purchase a copy of this booklet please contact us.

A geological walk, looking at rocks, plants and landscape.

Various authors.

Whitbarrow is of outstanding importance for its biological and geological interest. A mosaic of species-rich limestone grasslands, open and wood-covered limestone pavement and limestone scree slopes are present along with ancient, semi-natural and deciduous woodland.

£1.50 To purchase a copy of this booklet please contact us.

Walks and excursions around Keswick, Bassenthwaite, Derwentwater and Borrowdale.

By Alan Smith

This booklet attempts to explain how the landscapes around Keswick reflect the underlying rocks, and how over very long periods of time the landscape has been shaped.

£2.99 To purchase a copy of this booklet please contact us.

Brown Howe Quarry
Crinkle Crags
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 11:24pm
Species of the week this week is the Glossy ibis, a very rare migrant bird to the UK.
This is the first ever Glossy ibis recorded in Cumbria in 1921, which is now a part of the Tullie house collection. https://t.co/jbfqQr35Js
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 11:23pm
We've recently been visiting some fantastic habitats across the @NorthPennAONB, working to establish Special #Invertebrate Sites. Can't wait for the field season to kick off, recording at these places with our #volunteers! @HLFNorthEast @heritagelottery #WednesdayMotivation https://t.co/8ly41goTJN CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 10:01pm
Lovely trip up to the woodlands near Irton Pike at the weekend, for the BBS field meeting (VC70) with Diane Dobson! Fell witness to the most spectacular tree stump I have ever seen! #bryophytes #LakeDistrict #Cumbria https://t.co/TPDljQFvtX CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 9:58pm
First day back in the office, with a Christmas present from @PlantlifeScot. These guides are totally brilliant - thank you so much. To receive your FREE copies email Scotland @plantlife.org.uk. Please RT & share! #lichens #bryophytes #fungi https://t.co/kiVnLmOOZb CumbriaBDC photo