More than 100 people attended a special lecture to learn about the volcanic history of Cumbria as part of the area’s celebrations to open the highly anticipated Millom Rock Park.
The Park has an excellent viewing vantage over our Ghyll Scaur Quarry and features many large rock specimens from the quarry and other local sources in Cumbria, complete with descriptions. Additionally there are schematic descriptions of our quarrying process.
Funded from a number of sources including Aggregate Industries and the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Funds of Cumbria County Council and Natural England, the project was completed by a committee comprising other members of the local community. Most enthusiastic and involved were Jack Procter and Les Butcher, who are both members of the quarry liaison committee.
The official opening saw one of the world’s leading volcano experts, Professor Peter Kokelaar from the University of Liverpool speak about the role of geology in shaping the landscape and industrial heritage of the area. Professor Kokelaar said “I’m sure the Rock Park will be a great success and provide much enjoyment for people visiting West Cumbria.”
The Rock Park is now open to visitors so if you are in the area make sure you call in to see for yourself. You can also visit it on online www.millomrockpark.org.uk
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