More geo-conservation work for Natural England (and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee) again this month, to finish off the current Geological Conservation Review in the Lake District and Northern Pennines that we reported back in December.
The photos here are from Warnscale Bottom, where rocks of the Ordovician Borrowdale Volcanic Group (BVG) are juxtaposed with older pelites of the Skiddaw Group. In the main photo (above) folded Skiddaw Gp. pelites are nicely exposed in the opposite bank of the beck. Upstream, on the right side of the photo, there are exposures of BVG units on both sides of the beck. The boundary is just right of centre of the photo, in the scrappy outcrops left of the near tree.