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[[File:YGS_NORTROCK_FIG_05_2.jpg|thumbnail|Figure 5.2 Geological map and section exposed in Ashy Cleugh (based on Day 1970, figs. 8(8), 9).]]
 
[[File:YGS_NORTROCK_FIG_05_2.jpg|thumbnail|Figure 5.2 Geological map and section exposed in Ashy Cleugh (based on Day 1970, figs. 8(8), 9).]]
 
[[File:YGS_NORTROCK_FIG_05_3.jpg|thumbnail|Figure 5.3 Geological map and section exposed in Birky Cleugh (based on Day 1970, figs. 13(6), 15).]]
 
[[File:YGS_NORTROCK_FIG_05_3.jpg|thumbnail|Figure 5.3 Geological map and section exposed in Birky Cleugh (based on Day 1970, figs. 13(6), 15).]]
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== 5 The Lower Carboniferous of Bewcastle and Gilsland ==
  
'''Mark Purnell''' University of Leicester and '''Howard Armstrong''' University of Durham
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Mark Purnell University of Leicester and Howard Armstrong University of Durham
  
 
== Purpose ==
 
== Purpose ==
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The itinerary ([[:File:YGS_NORTROCK_FIG_05_1.jpg|Figure 5.1]]) has been chosen to be easily accessible, and to be completed by car or minibus in one day; only Locality 4 is suitable for large parties. Refreshment and toilet facilities are available at Gilsland and in various pubs.
 
The itinerary ([[:File:YGS_NORTROCK_FIG_05_1.jpg|Figure 5.1]]) has been chosen to be easily accessible, and to be completed by car or minibus in one day; only Locality 4 is suitable for large parties. Refreshment and toilet facilities are available at Gilsland and in various pubs.
  
''Note: ''Permission for access to Birky Cleugh (Locality 2) should be sought in advance from the Forest District Manager, Kielder Forest District, Eals Burn, Bellingham, Hexham, Northumberland.
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''Note: ''Permission for access to Birky Cleugh (Locality 2) should be sought in advance from the Forest District Manager, Kielder Forest District, Eals Burn, Bellingham, Hexham, Northumberland (Tel: 01434 220242).
  
 
== Maps ==
 
== Maps ==
  
O.S. 1:50 000 Sheet 86 Haltwhistle, Bewcastle & Alston; B.G.S. 1:63 360 Sheet 12 Bewcastle (solid and drift editions).
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O.S. 1:50 000 Sheet 86 Haltwhistle, Bewcastle & Alston; B.G.S. 1:63 360 Sheet 12 Bewcastle (solid and drift editions).
  
 
== Geological background ==
 
== Geological background ==

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