Geology for hillwalkers – One day walk in Snowdonia (Llanberis Pass)
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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Joining instructions will be available to download after booking. If you experience problems with downloading the joining instructions/course notes after booking pleae contact me on the above email address and I will email you a copy.
By booking you signify agreement to the following terms and conditions:
I will provide you with a guided walk at the announced location looking at the geology and scenery. The actual route on the day is dependent on weather and other conditions on the day and no route is guaranteed. I reserve the right to alter the routing and the location depending on weather and the welfare of the entire party.
If I have to cancel the guided walk in advance I will provide you with a full refund.
A file containing course notes and joining instructions can be downloaded after booking – if you have trouble downloading the file contact me by email and I will send you the file as an email attachment as soon as feasible.
The course fee is payable by you on booking.
If you want to cancel your booking I will refund 85% of the fee if you cancel at least 14 days before the course date. For cancellations with less than 14 days of notice there will be no refund.
You will notify me in advance or at the start of the guided walk (in confidence) of any medical conditions you have and which I may need to know about given that the walks are on rough mountain terrain.
Hillwalking can be a demanding and potentially dangerous activity and care must be taken to ensure your personal safety on the walk where the paths and tracks can be steep and stony.
English & Welsh law will apply to this contract.