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Trip to the Lake District

Hey all! Hope you’re all doing well. We are very proud today to announce our first proper trip since we re-formed. We are planning to take the team for an amazing trip to the fascinating Lake District. This is one of the oldest ancient forests in the country, part of the expanse of forest land that used to stretch from the New Forest in Hampshire all the way to the great Sherwood Forest. The Forest of Bowland was the North-Western tip of this great expanse and survives their to this day along with the Fells of Cumbria, a beautiful area of geological interest.



The geology of this fascinating and beautiful area encapsulates over 340 million years of complex development. The area has been covered under the deep sea and with tropical lagoons. This means there have been coral reefs in this land, there have been swamps and large deltas and huge glaciers and gigantic sheets of ice. All these events in the geological history of the area have created a amazingly diverse set of sediment rock in the area. The world famous ‘Bowland Series’ contains shale, sand stones, lime stones and milestone grit.


Some of The Forest of Bowland’s beautiful waterfalls.

Se we are very excited about this, we were thinking of probably going down for a weekend, leaving on Friday evening and returning on Sunday. For accommodation we have been looking at renting a barn conversion from Bowland Fell Park.  It looks like a beautiful way of settling down in the area so that we can get down to some proper geological stuff. Normally we would eat out for all our meals, and there is a nice pub near by, but we should be able to actually eat our evening meals in the barn and make our own lunches. Which would be great! I think it is all really exciting! download (3)

So what do ya’ll think? I think it is a fantastic place and could be a fantastic trip but we are open to suggestions.

See you soon.

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Geology as Ecology

Here at the Liverpool Amateur Geological Society we care deeply about this beautiful earth that we are on and that we study. We feel that by studying it and raising awareness of the study of geology we are raising consciousness around perceiving the earth for what it is: a beautiful living thing that requires attention and appreciation if we are to survive on it. It doesn’t need us to look after it for it to survive. If we keep abusing it it will simply, eventually and inevitably, just eat us up. It is for our good that we look after it. It us for us, for our future and our living. It is for that that we attempt to survive. We need to survive.



That’s all a bit heavy. But it is true! So we are keen environmentalists and preservationists here at The Liverpool Amateur Geological Society. And we’re very excited about the developments in alternative forms of domestic energy production like wood pellets and home wind farms. As a great man once said, you should be the change you want to see in the world. Well, what he actually said was: ‘“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” which isn’t quite what the false quote says. But hey that’s quotes huh?

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I’m installing a biomass pellet burner at the house and trying move completely onto pellets in time for the winter. Which is rarely the nicest of times not to have heating. But I think I can get through this winter on pellets alone. And I’m going to try. Because it’s worth trying!

And if you want to see a more ecological and environmentally friendly world, you should try to! Get in touch with the experts and give it a go.

Good luck!

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