Barnoldswick: Sept, 1991
Our inaugural field excursion based in and around Barnoldswick. We began in Letcliffe Park. This gave us an opportunity to take in the regional geology. From the park you can see over the Craven Basin towards Malham and Settle. The drumlin field around Hellifield is fairly easy to pick out.
Left to Right:
Yvonne James, Pat Sutcliffe, Vincent Nuttall, April Marsden and Ron Duerden. Photo: Paul Kabrna
Clitheroe: June, 1992
Chatburn Limestone: type-section for the Chadian Stage
The name Chadian was derived from the nearby village of Chatburn which was itself named after St.Chad, the Bishop of Lichfield. Outdoor field excursions are held from April to September, the majority of which are organised by members of the society. Photo: Yvonne James
Crummackdale, Austwick: May, 1999
Nappa Scar is a key locality in the Lower Palaeozoic inlier which shows an exposure of the Sub-Carboniferous unconformity in Crummackdale.
Pebbly limestone and conglomerate onlap a palaeocliff in cleaved calcareous siltstone of the Upper Ordovician (Ashgill) Norber Formation.
Members from left to right:
Brian Scholes, Yvonne James, Stan Lumb and David Turner. Photo: Paul Kabrna
Derwent Water, the Lake District: August, 2002
The Volcanic Succession on Brown Knotts by Derwent Water
Brown Knotts is representative of pre-caldera volcanism in Borrowdale Volcanic Group and an internationally important example of dissected plateau-andesite province. Even CPGS have to make the best of poor weather! Photo: Yvonne James
Ilkley Moor: August, 2003
Left to right: Judith Dawson, Gordon Jackson, Peter Chiles, Allan French, Jean Chicken, Neil Aitkenhead (Leader), Rita Smith, Harold Lancaster, Jack Soper, Paul Kabrna! Photo: Yvonne James
Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire: August 2004
Jurassic rocks of Runswick Bay, near Whitby
Members of CPGS enjoying the sunshine at the begining of our trip to Runswick Bay with Will Watts as leader for the day. Photo: Yvonne James
Anglesey, North Wales: September 2005
Serpentinites of Cair Sais, Holy Island, Anglesey
Members of CPGS: left to right: Singleton, Jack Thompson, Brian Scholes, Stan Lumb, John Singleton, Jean Chicken, Paul Kabrna.
Photo: Yvonne James
Salthill Quarry, Clitheroe: September 2006
Joint meeting with the Oldham Geological Society
Salthill Quarry, Clitheroe. Photo: Yvonne James
Crummackdale, Austwick: May, 2007
Silurian Norber Erratic
David Turner standing by the classic example of a 'perched block'. Silurian greywacke has been carried to a higher local elevation by the late Devensian ice sheet.
Photo: Alan Whalley
Unconformity at Nappa Scar
Nappa Scar is a key locality in the Lower Palaeozoic inlier. Here you can see the Sub-Carboniferous unconformity. Pebbly limestone and conglomerate onlap a palaeocliff in cleaved calcareous siltstone of the Upper Ordovician (Ashgill) Norber Formation. Karen Ashworth (CPGS) is standing on the Ordovician basement whilst her hand rests on Carboniferous Great Scar Limestone. Photo: Alan Whalley
Whin Sill, Teesdale: July 2007
Whin Sill at Higher Force, Teesdale
The Whin Sill, which is a quartz dolerite, is one of the main natural heritage features of the North Pennines. In fact it is the original sill of geological science. It takes its name from the north of England quarryman's term 'sill' meaning any more or less horizontal body of rock, and 'whin' meaning a hard, rather intractable, black rock.
Photo: Paul Kabrna
Here at Low Force the Whin Sill can be examined closely. At this locality you see the top of the Whin Sill. Spectacular polygonal jointing is well displayed.
Photo: Alan French
South Craven Fault: August, 2007
South Craven Fault
The walk along the fault scarp offers superb views of the Craven Basin. The Lower Haws and Gordale limestone of the scarp contrasts with the millstone grit (Grassington Grit) expoded in knolls to the right amongst the lush green grass of the Ribble Valley. Photo: Paul Kabrna
Dunsop Bridge, Craven Basin: September, 2007
Trough Scar, Trough of Bowland
The roadside exposure shows members looking for the Eumorphoceras pseudobilingue marine band Upper Bowland Shales. Photo: Yvonne James
Members in the Rainhall Centre Lecture Theatre
Friday, 4th April, 2008
Rapid climate change and glacial growth in NW Scotland
Speaker: Deborah McCormack Photo: Paul Kabrna
Deborah McCormack with members. Photo: Paul Kabrna
Bridestones, Cliviger Valley: May, 2008
Lower Kinderscout Grit
The locality is close by the Sportsman Arms along the Long Causeway. Here the Kinderscout Grit forms an escarpment overlooking the over-deepend glacial Cliviger Valley. Photo: Alan Whalley
Ingleborough Cave, Clapham: June, 2008
Stalagmites & Flow Stone in Ingleborough Cave
The cave is one of the highlights of our walk from Clapham village centre to Gaping Gill. Other features of the walk include crossing the South Craven Fault and the North Craven Fault, the Carboniferous basal unconformity at Cat Holes and the narrow gorge-like feature of Trow Gill. Photo: Steve Webster
Yewdale, Lake District: July, 2008
Members heading towards Lake Coniston, Yewdale
Photo: Paul Kabrna
Members examining the Borrowdale Volcanics in Upper Yewdale.
Photo: Paul Kabrna