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!
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.