500 million years in six hours - geology of the Peak

25th Nov 2012 @ 10:00

Have you ever wandered around the Peak District and wondered just a little bit about how this all came to be, or how the rocks form and what was here millions of years ago? This walk aims to provide you with a little some of the answers.

Timewise we'll cover approximately 500 million years in six hours, without Powerpoint. From Castleton we'll head via Cave Dale on to Mam Tor, Back Tor and Lose Hill. The walk will be an introduction to the geological history and structures of the Peak District, from tropical seas via Himalayan peaks, volcanoes, deltas, rain forests, deserts and ice.
 

This walk is suitable for beginners, is 9 miles and very easy to navigate along paths and tracks. There could be small obstacles such as gates and stiles and the route could involve crossing open farmland. However the terrain should be easy under foot with trainers or walking boots (good condition and good tread) being suitable.  Please note that if you wear trainers they are not likely to be waterproof and the chances are you will have wet feet by the end of the walk.

 

Time

10am - 4pm

 

Cost

Free to Friends of the Peak District members, or £3 to people with a Large Outdoors loyalty pass. Otherwise £6.50 

Booking

Please ring Large Outdoors on 0161 401 0460, or fill in the form on Large Outdoors' website.

 

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Organised by our friends at Large Outdoors who are kindly donating profits to our work protecting the Peak District.