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Department of Earth Sciences

Cumbrian field trip

The Part IB Cumbria mapping course in the Howgill Fells, a 10-day trip at the end of the Summer vacation before the start of second year, provides a first chance to learn crucial mapping and other field techniques.

Straddling the geology of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, the area features marine Lower Palaeozoic sediments and volcanics, Carboniferous deltaics and carbonates, and the spectacular Dent Fault Zone.







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All course materials can be found on the Earth Sciences Moodle course pages.

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Health & safety

Whether in the lab or out on fieldwork, you need to be aware of your health and safety, and what responsibilities you have to look after yourself and your colleagues. Please refer to the Safety Handbook.

Safety Handbook

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