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Langdale Valley
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Visitor panel at Dungeon Ghyll illustrating the geological evolution of Langdale and the surrounding hills.

Applethwaite Quarry
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Finely laminated siltstones of the Brathey Formation (Windermere Group) on Applethwaite Common.

Armathwaite Dyke
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Intrusive igneous activity. The Armathwaite tholeiitic basalt dyke exposed in the River Eden.

Cauldbeck Fells
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Shafts marking the position of former metalliferous mining activity in the Cauldbeck Fells district.

Cowraik
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At Beacon Edge near Penrith showing large scale cross-bedding in the Permian Penrith Sandstones.

Cautley Crag
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Prominent corrie development on Cautley Crag in the Howgills.

Dunnerholme Point
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Faulting and mineralization in the Martin and Red Hill limestones exposed in sea cliffs near Barrow-in Furness.

Langdale Valley
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Glaciated 'U' shaped valley floored by extensive gravel deposits. Location of Grave Gill.

Grave Gill
Netherton
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Contemporary movement along fault during tuff (volcanic) deposition resulting in contrasting thickness across the fault.
Glacial deposits in cliff exposure near Netherton, Maryport

Shap Granite
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Polished surface of Shap Granite showing large pink orthoclase feldspar in a groundmass of quartz, biotite and feldspar.

Galena
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Galena (PbS), the main natural occurrence of lead. Found in many mineral vein localities in Cumbria, and worked extensively in former times.

Hutton Roof Crag
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Surface dissolution producing runnels (grooves) on exposed Carboniferous Limestoneserfaces
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Last update:
23 July 15