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Geologising on the Isle of Rum

88 months ago
Undaunted by the experience of the rain the same weekend five years ago, I signed up for a weekend field trip with the Highland Geological Society to see something of the famous geology of the Isle of Rým. Most of the group were to arrive on the ferry leaving Mallaig at 7.30 on the Saturday morning, but I reckoned that would mean getting up far too early, and I thought I'd go over on the Thursday and, weather permitting, walk to Harris and back on Friday. But the best laid plans .... I...
rým geology small isles kinloch castle

Isle of Arran

100 months ago
Sannox Bay
As part of my degree course I had an introductory mapping field course on the Isle of Arran, Scotland. This is to prepare for a mapping project in June this year, I'm planning for 2 weeks on Rum to map the layered intrusion. This was my third visit to Arran, the first being in 2003 and second in 2009. I had to make my own way there, so like before went via the East Coast mainline. An early train from Leicester took me to Peterborough so I could catch the 7.51am Kings Cross to Glasgow. A...
geology industrial

Chesterfield Area

101 months ago
Hollingwood - The Clock Tower Business Centre
Due to a good forecast in the Chesterfield area I took the train to Chesterfield on the Saturday. It had been a while since a previous visit. Exiting the station I found the old Chesterfield canal, taking the route up to near Staveley. This section is isolated due to Norwood tunnel that has collapsed. Well used by the locals for leisure, it is open to cyclists as a fast route into Chesterfield. There was a diversion near the end due to works at Hollingwood lock....
geology steam railway

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