Exploring the geology of Flodden battlefield

Alistair Bowden
Alistair Bowden

More about the past of a famous battlefield will be uncovered during the latest Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum project.

On Saturday, May 28, Hulam Consulting director Alistair Bowden, research geologist Dr Ian Kille and Alison Tymon, of the West Yorkshire Geology Trust, will uncover how the rocks and recent deposits affected the outcome of the Battle of Flodden, including volcanoes, tropical seas and glaciers.

The day starts with an introductory talk in Branxton Village Hall, then moves on to the Flodden Hill Quarries to look at Devonian andesite lava flows, Twizel Bridge to explore carboniferous sediments exposed in the river cliff and, after another workshop, the day concludes with a walk to explore the battlefield from a number of angles, discovering how the landscape played a huge part in the outcome of the battle.

Places are limited and attendance should be confirmed with Alistair Bowden at alistair@hulam.co.uk