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.

 
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
Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 1:09pm
So this little friend found recently in Dumfriesshire turns out to be Dinocheirus panzeri, a first for Dumfriesshire and to the whole SWSEIC area. Thanks to @PseudoscorpUK for identifying the specimens. https://t.co/MsNsST0UVz CumbriaBDC photo
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 at 6:20am
Important article as Cumbria drafts its Local Nature Recovery Strategy https://t.co/7nMfP9Ejxb
Monday, March 8th, 2021 at 3:23pm
Good evening everyone! We are very excited to let you all know that the bookings for this years Recorders Conference is now open.
Follow this link to book: https://t.co/6CPqGJZJGl https://t.co/h9NzoVfjTN
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