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.

Monday, March 1st, 2021 at 8:36am
Here is a flavour of what the Nature Recovery Network is all about. During the years ahead, a lot more of this kind of initiative will be possible as new laws and policies lead to changes on the ground. https://t.co/OXF1CNBdnT
Friday, February 5th, 2021 at 11:37am
We think John Martin's picture of mating Australian flatworms (as shown below) in the UK is unique. Share this post to anyone you think might be able to tell us differently. https://t.co/w8YxEl3eWP CumbriaBDC photo
Thursday, January 28th, 2021 at 2:50pm
We got sent some interesting photos from John Martin this week!

Do you know what this species is and why it’s important we know its distribution?

Comment below what you think, and we’ll release a species of the week next week with the answers. https://t.co/I6rVprmjOI
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 at 5:28am
Hot on the heels of awards success at @CIEEMnet #CieemAwards Plantlife's @katefpetty is delivering a free online talk celebrating the accelerating #RoadVerges campaign as part of #SpringIntoAction. Book in now to avoid missing out! https://t.co/9i66IGbwwR https://t.co/wisYgEvjJ2 CumbriaBDC photo