Cumbrian Geology

Click through to linked pages, for more detailed Cumbria Geology Stratigraphy and diagrams.

Map reproduced by permission of the Council of the Yorkshire Geological Society from The Geology of the Lake District, YGS Occasional Publication No. 3 (ed. F. Moseley), 1978, plate 1.

Stratigraphy at Parkhead Quarry

Stratigraphy info, click here.

Stratigraphy tables, excel or pdf.

British Geological Society  IGeology App.   


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Geological time-scale with Cumbrian examples

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Courtesy of Alan Smith.

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Borrowdale volcanics.


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Shap granite erratic, an iconic Cumbrian rock.