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The Quaternary of the Lake District: Field Guide

Geology Guide

Series: QRA Field Guides

By: Derek A McDougall (Editor), David JA Evans (Editor)

269 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour & b/w maps, tables

Quaternary Research Association

Paperback | Jan 2015 | #227226 | ISBN-13: 9780907780168
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About this book

It may be tempting to assume that the Quaternary history of the English Lake District, a popular venue for school and university field trips, is well established. This is far from being the case, unfortunately, despite a long history of research and many advances in our understanding since the QRA last held its Annual Field Meeting in the Lake District in 1994. This field guide reviews some recently-published work and reports on ongoing investigations in the area, as well as identifying topics and areas for further research.

Themes and issues addressed in the field guide include:
- Rock slope failures
- Younger Dryas (Loch Lomond Stadial) glaciation style and extent
- Pre-Younger Dryas glaciation
- Dating glacial landforms


Contributors and Excursion Leaders   iii
Preface   iv
Acknowledgements   vi

1. Bedrock geolog and physiography   1
      D.J.A. Evans and D.A. McDougall
2. Glaciation of the Lake District (pre-Younger Dryas)   9
      D.J.A. Evans
3. Overview of the Younger Dryas glaciation in the Lake District   29
      H.L. Bickerdike, D.J.A. Evans, DA. McDougall and A. Vieli
4. The Lake District cirque inventory: updated   65
      I.S. Evans
5. Rock slope failure in the Lake District   83
      P. Wilson and D. Jarman
6. Discrete Debris Accumulations in the Lake District and their role in the interpretation of past processes and climate   97
      W.B. Whalley

Day 1
7. Glaciation style and moraine development in the Pasture Beck and Hayeswater valleys   111
      D. McDougall, H. L. Bickerdike and D.J.A. Evans
8. Gray Crag and The Knott rock slope failures   129
      P. Wilson
9. The Clough Head Landslide Deposit   137
      S.A. Dunning, J. Warburton, T.R. Davies, M. Pound
10. Clough Head —Threlkeld Knotts: A perplexing RSF complex   153
      D. Jarman and P. Wilson
11. Northern Lake District Landscape Evolution: The Threlkeld Gap and other enigmas   175
      D. Jarman

Day 2
12. Little Gatesgarthdale (Honister Pass)   191
      D.A. McDougall and D. Pearce
13. The Robinson rock slope failure   201
      P. Wilson and D. Jarman
14. Wasdale Head   213
   D.J.A. Evans,V.H. Brown, D.H. Roberts, J.B. lnnes, H.L. Bickerdike, A. Vieli and P. Wilson

Day 3
15. Glaciation in Deepdale   241
   D.A. McDougall, H.L. Bickerdike, D.J.A. Evans, and A.Vieli

16. References   255


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