Field trips take place between April and September.
Evening field trips take place on a Wednesday.
Day field trips on Saturday or a Sunday.
Evening and day field trips are free for members of WGCG.
Non-members may attend at a cost of £2.00 per visit.
Free for those in full time education.
In the summer we concentrate on field excursions – both evening trips as well as longer day and weekend visits. We also visit towns and villages to explore the uses of different local and imported building stones.
2018 field trips:
Led by Dave Kennett & Hugh Jones to look at both brickwork and building stones. Introductory talk from a brickwork expert followed by a town walk, possibly with lunch out.
Led by Ian Fenwick follow-up to last year's walk at this location
A landscape walk led by Brian Ellis. This will be a joint meeting with RGS, whose members have priority booking, but we do anticipate a good number of spaces being available for WGCG members. 11am Start
Trip To Be ConfirmedEcton Copper Mine, Manifold Valley between Hulme End and Wardlow Led by Ecton Educational Trust staff. Ecton mine was formerly the largest copper mine in the world. The visit includes underground and hillside tours and “mining-related” indoor activities.
Previous field trips include:
When: 18th May 2016 7:00:pm.
Where: Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve
What to expect: Field trip to see and examine the Brandon Geology Wall, Brandon Marsh Nature Centre – led by Brian Ellis and Paul Stevenson. Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve Coventry, Warwickshire CV3 3GW
Stratford building stones walk – led by Julie Harrald and WGCG members.Join us for an urban walking tour around Stratford-Upon-Avon looking at the local building materials with a bit of history added. Meet promptly at 6.30pm in the car park accessed by the road called Swans Nest, between Stratford Butterfly Farm and Stratford-Upon-Avon Boat Club (post code CV37 7LS), on the East side of the river. Why not read our WGCG leaflet on Stratford-upon-Avon, its geology and building materials found here.
- The collecting of rock samples and fossils is very popular, and where this is appropriate and allowed.
- We visit towns and villages to investigate the uses of different local and imported building stones as well as investigating the local geology as reflected in collections in museums.
- All attendees must have read the leaflet safety guide for site visits.
Arrangements for the unexpected cancellation of meetings:
An email will be sent to all members, and phone calls to those not online.
The WGCG mobile phone will be answered on the day. For Wednesday evening field trips from 11am. For Saturday or Sunday day field trips from 8.30am.
The number to ring is 0752 7204184