Discover the geology, geography and archaeology of Upper Teesdale, land of the miner-farmers.
Join us on a trip to Upper Teesdale, previously dominated by lead mining and now an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. See varied geology, learn how ice sheets shaped the landscape and hear how people though the ages exploited the area’s resources.
09.00 - 17.00 Itinerary
We will visit the Low Force and Holwick area, as well as Coldberry Mine. We hope to have a lunch stop at either Bowlees or Holwick (food available to purchase) but you may prefer to bring a packed lunch. Please definitely bring water as there will be some walking. The weather in Teesdale is notoriously poor, so please bring good waterproofs that are also windproof (a showerproof coat is not suitable). There is a steep, rough walk up to Coldberry Gutter, so please also wear stout shoes suitable for rough walking. The area around Low Force is also slippy and the paths get very wet. You may not be permitted on the trip with inadequate footwear. Please also ensure you bring anything else you might need (for example, asthma medication) for a day in sometimes remote country with some walking.
Participants: Richard Waller, Stu Clarke, Sarah Elton
Organised by: Anthropology and Archaeology Section, British Science Association, Geology Section, British Science Association, Geography Section, British Science Association