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:
  • Shipston-on-Stour: April 2018

    When: 21st Apr 2018 9:30:am.
    What to expect:

    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.

  • Kenilworth Cutting: May 2018

    When: 9th May 2018 7:30:pm.
    What to expect:

    Led by Ian Fenwick follow-up to last year's walk at this location

  • Berkswell: June 2018

    When: 9th Jun 2018.
    What to expect:

    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

  • Wolstonian Clay Pit: June 2018

    When: 20th Jun 2018.
    What to expect: Wolstonian Clay Pit, Burton Hastings Led by Brian Ellis, Ian Fenwick. Quaternary clay deposit.

  • Ecton Copper Mine: July 2018

    When: 21st Jul 2018.
    What to expect:

    Trip To Be Confirmed

    Ecton 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.

  • Ecton Copper Mine

    When: 21st Jul 2018 11:00:am.
    What to expect: Ecton Field Trip on Saturday 21st July 2018

  • Wooton Wawen: August 2018

    When: 18th Aug 2018.
    What to expect: Led by John Crossling and others. Details to follow, but the plan is to include archaeological and botanical interest.

  • Warwick Museum: September 2018

    When: 19th Sep 2018 7:30:pm.
    What to expect: Led by Jon Radley A look behind the scenes since refurbishment of the museum.

Previous field trips include:

  • Brandon Geology Wall: May 2016

    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: Aug 2016

    When: 17th Aug 2016.
    What to expect:

    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.

Useful information:

  • 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

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