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Organised Field Trips

Last updated 12.12.2021

Please note that all field trips require booking.
Hard hats are required on all trips.

Members should book field trip places with Tim Colman (Tel: 0115 9374743)
Non members should register with the secretary
2021-22 FIELD MEETINGS
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Field trip
Time
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Tue 7th
Nov 2021
Trip: Nottingham Sandstone
Leader: Tony Waltham & Oliver Wakefield
Meet 2pm
Tue 5th
Jul 2022
Trip: The Roaches, Leek, Staffordshire
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Jul '22
Trip: Llandrindod Wells, Powys
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Booking
Members are reminded that the Society has only public liability insurance and that personal accident insurance is a matter for individual members to arrange as they consider necessary. Up to date hard hats are obligatory for all field excursions involving quarries or cliff faces and strongly recommended for all trips. High visibility clothing is sometimes required in working quarries. High visibility tabards can be obtained from GA Enterprises, 126 Fleetside, W. Molesey, Surrey KT8 2NQ at £4.70 incl. pp. Members without suitable hard hats may be refused access to certain sites! Hard hats can be obtained from many Builders' Merchants, Wickes, B&Q Warehouse etc. for about £4.00.

Any non-members attending field excursions will have to pay a temporary membership fee of £2.00 and all participants are reminded that they must comply with any instructions from excursion leaders or, for example, quarry managers or their employees on Health & Safety issues.

 
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Trip
Nottingham Sandstone
Date:
Field Excursion Sunday 7 November 2021
Leaders:
Tony Waltham and Oliver Wakefield
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Meeting time: 2pm
Meeting place:
Corner of Derby Road and Upper College Street, in central Nottingham, NG1 5AP; NGR 565401; 300m up from the top of Maid Marian Way.

Site #1 : Park Tunnel, to see sedimentary structures in the Nottingham Castle Sandstone.

Site #2: Castle Rock, to see features of the landslides and rockfalls.

Site #3: Salutation Inn, to visit the cave cellars cut into the sandstone.

Expect to finish at around 4pm.

There is no wheelchair access to the Salutation caves, and the entry stairs are steep.

Car parking is best in multi-story car-parks in town; street parking is limited and payable.

Total walking distance is 2400 metres (including from the Salutation to the Derby Road start).

To help assess numbers and plan ahead, please book your places on the event by calling Tony Waltham by email at tony@geophotos.co.uk or by telephone at 0115 981 3833.

Background information on the sites is available from the Geology page of www.geophotos.co.uk.

 
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The Roaches, Leek, Staffordshire
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Tuesday, 5th July 2022
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This is a one-day field trip to examine dramatic exposures of the Namurian sandstones (Millstone Grit) which are also strongly folded and faulted on the western edge of the Peak District.

 
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Llandrindod Wells, Powys
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Friday-Sunday, 15-17 July, 2022
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This weekend promises Ordovician and Silurian trilobites and other fossils in the company of two local experts as well as an evening in their laboratory.

 
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