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Forest of Bowland – field visit. Leaders: Nigel Price and Paul Kabrna

May 20, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Purpose: To examine sedimentary rocks and structures in the Carboniferous age rocks of the Bowland sub-Basin (part of the more extensive, Craven Basin) The rocks vary with shales, mudstone, siltstones, limestones and sandstone belonging to the Craven and Millstone Grit Groups all being exposed. Fossils are abundant in some beds and there is also evidence of mining for galena and sphalerite. The rocks were deformed during the Variscan Orogeny and lie within the Ribblesdale Fold belt, a series of NE -SW trending anticlines.

Meeting time and place: 10.30 a.m. at Langden Brook (SD 632 512) where there is roadside parking.

Locations to be visited and type of walking: ‘Easy walking’

Anticipated time of finish: Between 3.30 and 4pm

Public toilets available: Dunsop Bridge (SD 660 501)

Special recommendations for clothing/equipment: Hard hats & High-viz jackets for Sykes Quarry. Hammers permitted.

Handout: email Secretary for copy

Lunch arrangements: Bring packed lunch.

Recommended books and articles: Carboniferous Geology: Bowland Fells to Pendle Hill. Kabrna P ed. Stratigraphy of the Worston Shale Group (Dinantian), Craven Basin, NW England. Riley N.J. 1990 PYGS vol 48 163-187

Maps: OS 1 50 000 Landranger Sheet 103 Blackburn & Burnley. BGS 1 50 000 Sheets 60 Settle & 67 Garstang


May 20, 2023
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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