A full day guided walk with professional geologist, Dr Stephen Corfield and walking guide Cath Lee to learn the fascinating 350 million year old story of the rocks that form the beautiful landscapes of this part of the Peak District.
Take an imaginary trip back in time to explore a shallow tropical lagoon and deep water sediments, searching for fossil corals along the way. You will also discover evidence of minerals that once provided wealth for the area, plus an exhumed oil accumulation!
The walk itself is about 4.5 miles with a substantial hill to walk up, but will be taken at a very slow pace with lots of stops to look at geological features and to learn about the landscape along the way.
You will be in a small group of no more than eight people plus your two guides to allow plenty of opportunity for individual attention and discussion.
It is essential that you have good walking boots or trekking shoes and comfortable outdoor clothing including a waterproof jacket and trousers in case it is wet.
Sunday 10 April 2016. A full day guided walk with a professional geologist to learn the fascinating story of the rocks that form the beautiful landscapes of this part of the Peak District.
The cost to join this walk is £40 per person. Please book and pay below.
We meet at 9:45am ready to set off at 10.00am in the main public car park in the village of Castleton. Post code S33 8WP. It is next to the Visitor Centre and the public toilets. The car park is 'pay & display' and costs £6.50 per day. The ticket machine only takes coins.
If you arrive early, there are several good cafes in the village where you can get a coffee or even breakfast. We expect to finish at around 4:00pm.