Field Walks, Visits & Tours

Field Walks, Visits & Tours
  • Cancelled: Mar 2020 – Nottingham Caves Visit

    When: 29th Mar 2020.
    Where: City of Caves, Nottingham

    What to expect: Cancelled: A WGCG members' tour, led by Tony Waltham author of 'Sandstone Caves of Nottingham'.  The city of Nottingham has hundreds of man-made caves, which have been in use for over a thousand years. Carved out of the Triassic sandstone they have been used over the years as a tannery, public house cellars and as an air raid shelter. The caves are listed as a scheduled monument by Historic England. Registration: WGCG members to await formal circulation of a registration form from the Membership & Admin Assistant and then register well in advance. Our visit has to be limited to twenty WGCG members. More details later for the 20 registered attending WGCG members.

  • Cancelled: Wren’s Nest / Dudley Archive

    When: 25th Apr 2020.
    Where: Wren's Nest, Dudley

    What to expect: Unfortunately, this event is cancelled Leader: Andy Harrison – Possibly including a talk from Graham Worton – Joint excursion with BCGS “The Wren’s Nest is a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Dudley Metropolitan Borough, north west of...

  • Blockley Quarry & Fossils

    When: 6th Jun 2020.
    Where: Blockley Quarry

    What to expect: Leader: Jon Radley –  Joint with BCGS – Details to be added later    

Previous field trips include:

More details 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 (07527 204184) 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 07527 204184

Cancelled: All March, April & May EventsMore info...