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place:- geology, Fawcett Forest
site name:- road, Kendal to Shap
parish Fawcett Forest parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
geological site; cutting
coordinates:- NY555054
10Km square:- NY50

1Km square NY5505

Borrowdale Volcanic Group rocks, Silurian period, exposed by a road cutting. The bedding is at a steep angle; the rocks are folded in a group of tight synclines and anticlines. The ripple marks imply the rocks were laid down in shallow water, not too active.
NB: beware my amateur geological knowledge.
photograph

geology, Fawcett Forest -- road, Kendal to Shap -- Fawcett Forest -- Cumbria / -- Bedding at a steep angle; cracked and jointed, the rock is very leaky. -- 24.8.2008
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geology, Fawcett Forest -- road, Kendal to Shap -- Fawcett Forest -- Cumbria / -- Ripple marks. -- 24.8.2008

photographs
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button to large geology, Fawcett Forest -- road, Kendal to Shap -- Fawcett Forest -- Cumbria / -- Ripple marks. -- 24.8.2008
tiny photograph, 
button to large geology, Fawcett Forest -- road, Kendal to Shap -- Fawcett Forest -- Cumbria / -- It is possible to see bedding and cleavage, nearly parallel. -- 24.8.2008

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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