This is a lovely description of a walk in an amazingly beautiful area. unbelievable it could be seriously considered as a nuclear waste dump. This quarry and surrounding area is being seriously considered by Radioactive Waste Management (a government quango) for the “disposal” of heat generating nuclear wastes. In order to justify new nuclear build such as that at Hinkley Point, there needs to be a “final solution” for the nuclear waste. This is no solution it is an excuse. A very dangerous excuse.
A new attraction opened in the area this week. The advertising said “look into a volcano”, highly topical as planes have been grounded in and out of the UK for 5 days now due to a volcano erupting in Iceland.
The Rock Park is situated at Ghyll Scaur Quarry and would be a brilliant outing for anyone interested in the geology of the Lake District.
Signs tell you what age and type the rocks are. In this case Sedimentary and 20,000 years old. They also say where in the Lake District they come from, this was from The Whicham Valley in Cumbria.
As it was late on a Sunday when we went there was not much activity in the quarry, however it was obvious by the large yellow diggers parked up that it would be an amazing sight when they were in action.
Various storyboards explain how rocks from the…
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