Geology walks led by Paul Gannon 2019

These one-day walks are intended for hillwalkers and mountain leaders/instructors who want to learn something about the geology and scenery of the popular mountain areas. No previous knowledge of geology is necessary. The walks take place on and off tracks on rough ground in Snowdonia and involve up to 500m of ascent/descent.

Discover the amazing story of the volcanoes, mountain-building and glaciation that produced the landscapes of Snowdonia and Lakeland.

The walks are led by Paul Gannon, author of the Rock Trails series of guidebooks to the geology and scenery of Snowdonia, the Lake District and other classic hillwalking areas in Britain.

Geology for hillwalkers – One day walk in Snowdonia (Llanberis Pass) 8th September 2019
This practical field course is specifically aimed at hillwalkers and at mountain leaders, youth leaders and teachers who want to expand their knowledge of mountain landscapes. The field course will introduce you to the basic concepts of modern geology such as plate tectonics, volcanoes and glaciation, and their role in creating the mountain scenery of Snowdon and other mountain areas. You will learn to identify landforms and how they were made. You will also see how geology can be used as a navigational aid.
We will meet at the 'park and ride' car park in Nant Peris, then take the bus (£2) to the start of the walk at Pen y Pass and then walk down the Llanberis Pass, a classic U-shaped glacial valley and also the at the heart of the Snowdon volcanic eruptions that took place some 450 million years ago. The route is nearly all downhill but uses a rough and sometime stony track. We will finish at Nant Peris.
10am to 4pm, Sunday 8th September 2019

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