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.

 
Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at 6:04am
@SocketedAxes @TullieHouse The Tullie Secret Garden has a juvenile or two "stranded" every year. It's parent will visit it and it will be OK. They are very noisy and the call is very poignant so it will tug at your heart strings!
Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at 5:33am
Finally! While the rest of the UK flowering season is well under way, it's taken until yesterday to see my first Early Purple Orchid of 2021 in #Shetland. Growing in a serpentine fell field, they're always tiny, but share their home with other special plants, like Moss Campion. https://t.co/GYBQp2nHwZ CumbriaBDC photo
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 at 8:18am
Buglife Webinar Happening Now. Showcased Get Cumbria Buzzing's successful biodiversity improvements of our Highways' verges. They can prove Better Management = more pollinators + lower maintenance costs. @cumbriawildlife, @Buzz_dont_tweet @TullieHouse