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== Excursion to Charnwood Forest. Thursday, September 8th. 1910.  (Transcription from GA Circular )==
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== Excursion to Charnwood Forest. Thursday, September 8th. 1910.  (Transcription from GA Circular No. 124. Session 1909–1910. p.3)==
  
 
'''DIRECTORS''': DR. F. W. BENNETT and T. O. BOSWORTH, F.G.S.  
 
'''DIRECTORS''': DR. F. W. BENNETT and T. O. BOSWORTH, F.G.S.  

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Geologists' Association Circular No. 124. Session 1909–1910. p.3[edit]

Excursion to Charnwood Forest. Thursday, September 8th. 1910. (Transcription from GA Circular No. 124. Session 1909–1910. p.3)[edit]

DIRECTORS: DR. F. W. BENNETT and T. O. BOSWORTH, F.G.S.

EXCURSION SECRETARY: A. C. YOUNG, 57, Vicars Hill, Lewisham, S.E.

Leave St. Pancras by 10.5 train, due Leicester 12.15. Take whole-day excursion tickets price 6s. each. Take lunch, as there will be no time at Leicester.

On arrival at Leicester take special return tickets to Bardon Hill, 1s. 8d. each.

The party will then proceed by the 12.20 train, due Bardon Hill Station 12.53. From the summit of Bardon Hill, 912 feet, an extensive view can be obtained, and a description of the geographical and geological features will be given. The members will now proceed to Timberwood Hill, which affords a charming view of the central part the Charnwood Forest district. The position of the lowest, i.e., Blackbrook rocks, is excellently shown from this point. Prof. Watts has explained that during the more active stages of volcanic action the rocks of the north-west of Charnwood, lying nearer the vent, would naturally be much coarser than rocks morc remote. The character of these Coarse Agglomerates can be well examined on Timberwood IIill, and the difference between the Coarse Felsitic Agglomerates and the Coarse Beacon Agglomerates will be noted. A simple tea will be provided about 4 o'clock.

After walking back to Barden Hill the members will be able to exanaine the extensive quarries. The main mass of the rock was considered by Prof. Watts as belonging to the Course Beacon Agglomerates, but it is possible that igneous flows have formed part of the main mass. On the north side the Peldar Porphyroid is intrusive, and on the south sides the Beacon Rocks and the Slate Agglomerates are found.

Near the Station representatives of the Brande Series occur.

Thc return trains leave Bardon at 5.56 and 6.29, arriving Leicester at 6.37 and 7.0.

Total walking distance, about 6 miles.

Return trains Leicester, 6.50 or 9.27; due St. Pancras 9.10 or 11.5.

REFERENCES.

Geol. Survey Map, New Series, 1 in. Sheet 155, pike 35.

1878. HILL, REV. E., and BONNEY, PROF. T. G.—"The Pre-carboniferous Rocks of Charnwood Forest." Quart. Journ, Geol. Soc., Pt. I, Pt. II ibid. 1880, Pt. III ibid. 1891

1902. WATTS, PROF. W. W., STRANGWAYS, C. FOX, and MARTEN, W. F.—Report of "Excursion to Charnwood Forest." Proc. Geol. Assoc., vol. xvii, p. 273 (parts 7 and 8, price 1s. 6d.).

1906. BENNETT, F. W.—"The Felsitic Agglomerate of the Charnwood Forest." Proc. Geol. Assoc., vol. xix, p. 303.

1910. WATTS, W. W.—"Charnwood Forest." Geology in the Field, p. 77.

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Page 29 P805395 Bardon Hill quarries. The main mass of the rock was considered by Prof. Watts as belonging to the coarse Beacon Agglomerates, but it is possible that igneous flows have formed part of the main mass. Excursion to Charnwood Forest, September 8th 1910. On the north side the Peldar Porphyroid is intrusive and on the south sides the Beacon rocks and the Slate Agglomerates are found. The upper beds capping the igneous rocks are Triassic. Added note: North [on right hand side of photograph].
Page 29 P805396 Bardon Hill quarries. The main mass of the rock was considered by Prof. Watts as belonging to the coarse Beacon Agglomerates, but it is possible that igneous flows have formed part of the main mass. Excursion to Charnwood Forest, September 8th 1910. On the north side the Peldar Porphyroid is intrusive and on the south sides the Beacon rocks and the Slate Agglomerates are found. The upper beds capping the igneous rocks are Triassic. Added note: South corner [on right hand side of photograph].
Page 29 P805397 Bardon Hill quarries. The main mass of the rock was considered by Prof. Watts as belonging to the coarse Beacon Agglomerates, but it is possible that igneous flows have formed part of the main mass. Excursion to Charnwood Forest, September 8th 1910. On the north side the Peldar Porphyroid is intrusive and on the south sides the Beacon rocks and the Slate Agglomerates are found. The upper beds capping the igneous rocks are Triassic. Added note: East [on right hand side of photograph].
Page 29 P805398 Bardon Hill quarries. The main mass of the rock was considered by Prof. Watts as belonging to the coarse Beacon Agglomerates, but it is possible that igneous flows have formed part of the main mass. Excursion to Charnwood Forest, September 8th 1910. On the north side the Peldar Porphyroid is intrusive and on the south sides the Beacon rocks and the Slate Agglomerates are found. The upper beds capping the igneous rocks are Triassic. Added note: East [on right hand side of photograph].
Page 31 P805399 Coarse felsitic agglomerates on Timberwood Hill, overlooking the central part of the Charnwood Forest district. Excursion to Charnwood Forest, September 8th 1910.
Page 31 P805400 Coarse felsitic agglomerates on Timberwood Hill, overlooking the central part of the Charnwood Forest district. Excursion to Charnwood Forest, September 8th 1910.
Page 31 P805401 Coarse felsitic agglomerates on Timberwood Hill, overlooking the central part of the Charnwood Forest district. Excursion to Charnwood Forest, September 8th 1910.
Page 31 P805402 Coarse felsitic agglomerates on Timberwood Hill, overlooking the central part of the Charnwood Forest district. Excursion to Charnwood Forest, September 8th 1910.