If you are already a geocacher, you will find that there are caches at a number of our Local Geological Sites. If not, then why not try it? Log onto www.geocaching.com where you’ll find a short video explaining all about this absorbing activity.

At some sites there is a box to find, at others there are geological questions to answer; the latter are called Earthcaches. Click here for more Earthcache information. You need to sign up - and then get out with your GPS or smartphone with the appropriate app installed - and enjoy searching in the countryside.

You might like to start with the Earthcache at Brown Howe Quarry, close to the shore of Coniston Water where there’s an information board explaining the interesting geology there. See article in Earth Heritage magazine page 26.

Click here for a list of current Earthcache sites at/near Cumbrian LGS sites.


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Brown Howe Quarry SD 289901
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