"It was very different fom any of the previous undergraduate trips we had done and was synoptic in its content, which was a great way to cement the theory from the previous three years in a practical setting. Overall it was a great example of what a 4th year geology field trip should be."
Fieldwork in the Spanish Pyrenees
Our Spanish Pyrenees field course gives an integrated view of a young mountain belt, and how internal and external forces have shaped this spectacular landscape. The course pulls together aspects of sedimentology, structural geology, environmental, and economic geology as a 'big picture' final year trip
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Did you know?The mountains of the Spanish Pyrenees are being used as a training ground for numerous universities and oil companies.
More about the Spanish Pyrenees
The size of the orogen, the quality of the exposures, the unusualy good preservation of synorogenic strata, and the knowledge about the lithospheric structure make the Pyrenes a natural laboratory to investiagte orogenic processes and foreland basin formation mechanisms.