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Tullie House Museum, Carlisle:

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. 

Brown Howe Quarry

Crinkle Crags

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.

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Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 9:21pm
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