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Cumbria Rocks

60 extraordinary rocky places that tell the story of the Cumbrian landscape

Ian Jackson


To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Cumbria Wildlife Trust has published this new, richly illustrated book that reveals the incredible story of the Cumbrian landscape through 60 special places and connects its rocks to wildlife, history, economy and culture.



Pull on your boots and climb over remnants of old volcanoes and deep oceans, experience the power of ancient earthquakes, walk over a crag that was once a coral sea, witness the awesome force of the last Ice Age or simply wonder at the ingenuity of our ancestors who used these rocks in so many ways to create our shared heritage.

Using the latest research and scientifically accurate information, Cumbria Rocks also explains why geology is relevant to our lives today, whether that be the disposal of radioactive and toxic waste or climate change and future flood risk. It chronicles the role that rocks have played in building our heritage and culture from mining and building stones to poetry and art.

Through rich and relevant photography and straightforward, understandable, explanations it reveals how the amazing diversity of the landscape of Cumbria has come to be.




Northern Heritage



Publication Date:



Paperback; 216 x 280mm




Colour photographs throughout

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