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.

2019 field trips:
  • Bredon Hill

    When: 22nd Jun 2019.
    What to expect:

    Bredon Hill, near Evesham

    22nd June (Saturday)

    Led by Rob & Boo Vernon (geologists, Earth Heritage Trust) and Deborah Overton (archaeologist). We shall be following and testing the new EHT app. We shall have 10 tablets with us but, if you wish to upload on your phone, go to App Stores or Google Play for 'Voyager - Deep Time' by Brooks Designs. In the app there is a list of all the 'Voyages' - Bredon Hilll is one of them.

  • The Malverns

    When: 12th Jul 2019.
    Where: Malvern Hills
    What to expect:

    The Malverns

    12th July (Friday)

    The Malverns with Dr Dick Bryant (Earth Heritage Trust). We shall be following and testing the new EHT app. If you wish to upload on your phone, go to App Stores or Google Play for 'Voyager - Deep Time' by Brooks Designs. In the app there is a list of all the 'Voyages'.

  • Feb 2020 – Workshop: Making Sense of Geological Maps

    When: 22nd Feb 2020 9:45:am.
    Where: Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club,
    What to expect: Read, interpret and understand geological maps and appreciate and enjoy geology in three dimensions The complexities of real geology displayed on maps and sections may seem daunting. The aim of this workshop is to provide basic rules and techniques than can be applied to interpret these maps and appreciate geology in three dimensions. The Geological Maps interpreting workshop will be directed by Norman Dutton. Approximate times: 9.45 am Welcome and coffee 10.00 am Looking for patterns on geological maps 11.00 am Coffee break 11.20 am Drawing geological sections 1.00 pm Lunch break 1.45 pm Establishing successions and sequences of events followed by an integrated geological map exercise. 3.15 p.m. Workshop finishes Those attending will need pencils, eraser and 30 cm ruler. If you have a small protractor, bring it; but this item can be supplied. Venue: Kenilworth Senior Citizens' Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1LB These workshops are relaxed, friendly and enjoyable. Enquiries:

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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