The Geology and Landscapes around Castleton, Peak District (MTA members)
Saturday, 29 May 2021
9:30am – 3:30am
If you’re interested in learning about how the landscape around Castleton was formed, then this walk is ideal for you! No previous geography or geology knowledge required.
Approx. Length: 7miles/12km
Ascent: 2,260ft/ 680m
Dates: Sunday 9th May 2021
Why choose this Walk?
- Ideal for beginners with a moderate level of fitness and interest in geoscience and geology
- The walk will take you on a tour of the Carboniferous Limestone with extensive reef built-ups, through to the Millstone Grit, ranging from marine shales through a variety of deltaic sandstones . We’ll also get up close to the well studied landslip of Mam Tor.
- The limestones are hosts to hydrothermal mineral deposits, which contain a unique variety of fluorspar called Blue John.
- Get to smell some oil on the top of Windy Knoll.
- Several caves are open to the public in the area, which are always worth a visit if you get chance.
Event CategoryPrivate Guiding
Event LocationOutside the Bueberry Cafe at the Visitor Center Car Park, Castleton
Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WN