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.