In the Lower Carboniferous, rifting in the area of Central/Northern England produced a
number of sub-basins that were subsequently filled by giant delta systems prograding from
the north. A transgression in the middle Carboniferous resulted in the deposition of the
Bowland Shale, now a prolific shale gas source rock, across Northern England. This trip
to the picturesque Peak National Park is an unusual opportunity to view the shale in its
stratigraphic and depositional context. We traverse the entirety of the Dinantian/Namurian
succession, from the initial algal-reef carbonates through the Bowland Shales into
turbidites, delta-slope facies, and finally marginal marine interdistributary channels.
This field trip can also be delivered in conjunction with our courses on Unconventionals,
Shale Gas, Clastic Reservoir Geology, Carbonate Reservoir Geology or Fluvial-Deltaic
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