Posted by: paulgarner | September 3, 2011

Some wonderful Lake District geology: Part 2

Yesterday I started my “visual tour” of Lake District geology, at least the parts of it I had the opportunity to see during my recent holiday. Here are a few more highlights.

Outcrops of Silurian sediments (Windermere Supergroup), near Bowness-on-Windermere:

Sole marks on the underside of Silurian turbidites along the A6 on Shap Fell summit:

Roadside exposures of the Mell Fell Conglomerate (Devonian), near Pooley Bridge:

Dark enclave in a polished slab of the Shap Granite on display at the Shap Wells Hotel:

Aplite vein penetrating the country rock close to the granite contact near Shap Blue Quarry:

Carboniferous Basement Beds exposed in Wasdale Beck containing pebbles of Shap Granite:

The mighty Helvellyn flanked by the twin arêtes of Striding Edge and Swirral Edge:

View of Striding Edge and the corrie containing Red Tarn from near the summit plateau of Helvellyn:

I never tire of the geology of the Lake District. There’s so much to see.

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