This trip aims to provide an introduction to basic mapping skills, including compass skills, taking structural measurements and placing boundaries. The trip focusses on three Precambrian rock units found within Bradgate Park; The Beacon Hill Formation, Sliding Stone Slump Breccia and The Bradgate Formation. Mapping of these units provides an insight into mapping in the field as well as preparation for the residential trip to Assynt later in the year.
If you’re lucky, and the light is right, you may also see the oldest fossils in the UK and the first fossils to be classified as Precambrian.
For more information on the geology and palaeontology of Bradgate Park please refer to: