Course: Understanding the Geology and Scenery of the Pembrokeshire Coast

Field Studies Council

Orielton, Pembrokeshire
Thursday 26th July 2018 - Thursday 2nd August 2018 01646 623920

Cost: From £480

Ideal for interested amateurs, we will cover a fascinating range of scenery, interpreting a wide variety of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, the way they were formed and what they tell us about the history of the area. We will look at the range of Palaeozoic rock sequences to see how the environment changed through the vastness of geological time. We will see how Pembrokeshire's rocks, and what they contain, can give us lots of information about conditions in the past including climate, water depth, distribution of land & sea, topography, and the latitude, plate tectonics and distribution of continents. We will also study evidence for the more recent development of the landscape; in particular the effect of the passage of ice sheets, with concurrent changes of sea level, in producing the distinctive, spectacular Pembrokeshire hills and coast. Please note this is a level 2 walking course.

Dave Green is an experienced geology tutor, teaching and leading field trips at all levels from GCSE to Undergraduate over the past 40 years. He has no particular specialism, but is especially interested in 'hard rock' geology and landscape development.

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