Field Walks, Visits & Tours
When: 29th Mar 2020.
Where: City of Caves, Nottingham
What to expect: 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.
When: 25th Apr 2020.
Where: Wren's Nest, Dudley
What to expect: 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 the town centre of Dudley,...
When: 6th Jun 2020.
Where: Blockley Quarry
What to expect: Leader: Jon Radley – Joint with BCGS – Details to be added later
When: 11th Jul 2020.
Where: Apedale Heritage Museum & Drift Mine
What to expect: Apedale Heritage Museum & Drift Mine Tour / Biddulph Grange Geology Gallery Details to follow – Travel: By Small coach Entrance is free to National Trust Members, otherwise it is c.£9 per person Some links – Apedale Heritage Museum –...
Previous field trips include:
- 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