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.

2017 field trips:
  • Lapworth Museum

    When: 1st Apr 2017.
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  • Kenilworth cutting / Finham gorge

    When: 24th May 2017.
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  • Martley, Worcestershire

    When: 17th Jun 2017.
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  • Bubbenhall Meadows

    When: 19th Jul 2017 6:30:pm.
    Where:
    What to expect: Bubbenhall Meadows Wednesday 19th July, led by Brian Ellis. Bubbenhall Meadows - from Local Geological Site (Wood Farm) to Nature Reserve: the story of how the glacial geology of the area was exploited, conserved and reclaimed.  If time allows we will study the building stones of Bubbenhall Church and how they reflect the bedrock geology of the area. Meet at 6.30pm at the 'Old School' layby on the A445 (GR SP363723) opposite the two minor roads down in to Bubbenhall .  We will then car share to drive to the Wildlife Trust car park at Bubbenhall Wood.


  • Wollaton Hall – Nottinghamshire

    When: 19th Aug 2017.
    Where:
    What to expect: Wollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire - Chinese fossil exhibition (day) Provisionally booked for Saturday 19th August



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.
    Where:
    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