Fósseis, minerais e cavernas de Castleton

Castleton, Reino Unido

Experiência oferecida por Gemma

  1. 5 horas
  2. Oferecida em Inglês

O que você fará

I will take you on a guided tour through 330 millions years of geological history of the Castleton area, finding fossils, minerals and even some oil. The walk is around 7 miles long, following footpaths with some off-path sections.

Starting at the Vistor Center cafe in Castleton, we will walk through time and starting with the Carboniferous reefs up the beautiful Cave Dale and iconic Winnats Pass. Few people walk up the gorge where we can hunt for fossils of sea creatures in the reefs. Once we reach the top at Windy Knoll, you get a chance to be an explorationist and find some oil. This is perfect place to stop for a picnic; off the main foot path, shelter from any winds but still getting the views. After lunch, I shall lead you up to the huge landslip of Mam Tor, explaining it's formation. As I walk you back down into the village, we'll stop at a cave to hunt for some more fossils and look for the mineral unique to Castleon, Blue John.

I'm a professional geologist so through-out the walk I shall be passing on my passion for the outdoors, nature, environment and of course rocks in a fun and playful way. It's all about creating a story of the geolgical history using maps, rocks and your imagination! By the end of the day, you'll look at the landscape in a new light.
I will take you on a guided tour through 330 millions years of geological history of the Castleton area, finding fossils, minerals and even some oil. The walk is around 7 miles long, following footpaths with some off-path sections.

Starting at the Vistor Center cafe in Castleton, we will walk through time and starting with the Carboniferous reefs up the beautiful Cave Dale and iconic Winnats Pass. Few people walk up the gorge where we…

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  • 5 avaliações
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I'm Gemma and I've been a professional geologist for over 12 years and love the outdoors. 4 years ago I started passing my passion of the outdoors and nature on to others by giving walking tours in the Peak District.
I give my clients a unique perspective of the landscape, its history, culture, and wildlife. The environment is important to me and I try and reflect this in my work, promoting sustainability and Leave No Trace. My clients are guaranteed to come away having learnt something new with Insta-worthy snaps.
I have trained through Mountain Training Association and hold a Hill and Moorland Leader Award. I am fully insured and have a current emergency outdoor first aid qualification and DBS checked.
I'm Gemma and I've been a professional geologist for over 12 years and love the outdoors. 4 years ago I started passing my passion of the outdoors and nature on to others by giving walking tours in the Peak District.
I give my clients a unique perspective of the landscape, its history, culture, and wildlife. The environment is important to me and I try and reflect this in my work, promoting sustainability and Leave No Trace. My clients are guaranteed to come away having learnt something ne…
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A partir de $32/pessoa

Onde você estará

Castleton, Hope Valley, Peak District. Castleton is a small hub of a village in the Derbyshire Peak District. We will head out of the village across fields and up gorges and on to rocky crags and in to caves before returning to the village.

Avaliado com 5,0 de 5 de um total de 5 avaliações.

E-Sinn
agosto de 2021
Gemma is a fantastic guide. Her knowledge really enriched our experience of the area and showed us interesting features we would not have known about otherwise. A special day out!
Karin
agosto de 2021
Gemma is very knowledgeable on the geology of the area and is very good at gauging the level of her explanations. It rained quite hard at one point, but that didn't spoil the trip at all. Highly recommended
Anna
agosto de 2021
Gemma was a fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable guide, who was really accommodating of the various needs of the different age groups in our family! Not an easy thing to get right, but she did! We couldn’t quite manage the full walk due to the age of my grand daughter, so Gemma has incredibly kindly offered to send us all the details of the section of the walk we couldn’t do! Such a fantastic thing to do! Would definitely recommend Gemma and the amazing walk!
Jemima
maio de 2021
Gemma was so friendly and approachable. She was very naturally attuned and flexible to our needs during the tour. She made the subject of geology so fun, accessible and interesting. I can't believe how much ground we covered in terms of the incredible landscape and the subject. It was an unforgettable experience. Gemma was such a generous host and so enthusiastic and passionate about her subject it rubbed off on us. Thank you!
Dave
maio de 2021
Had an excellent trip, Gemma was very knowledgable and answered all of our question, even the irrelevant ones!

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Requisitos dos hóspedes

Hóspedes com 8 anos de idade ou mais podem participar, até um total de 5 hóspedes. Os pais também podem levar crianças menores de 2 anos.
Todos os participantes devem usar proteção facial e manter o distanciamento social.
O nível de atividade desta experiência é intenso.
O nível de habilidade desta experiência é iniciante.

O que levar

suitable outdoor clothing
suitable footwear
food, snacks and liquids
personal first aid kid/ any medication

Política de cancelamento

Cancele até 7 dias antes da hora de início da experiência para receber um reembolso integral ou até 24 horas após a reserva, desde que a reserva seja feita com mais de 48 horas de antecedência da hora de início.