Saturday 15 June (Field Meeting): Lydney Cliffs, Gloucestershire, led by John Moseley (Gloucestershire Geoconservation Trust). Meet at 10.30 at Lydney Docks. Good parking at east end of Harbour Road, (GR 647013). Views of River Severn and south to Aust Cliffs, walk along low cliff to access Lydney Cliff section (caution required!), to examine Pridolian sequences. Lunch in Lydney, or at Parkend, 2 miles north of Lydney. Afternoon: Visit to Meezy Hurst (GR 64110896) which displays part of the Westphalian succession and gives an indication of the intra-Carboniferous unconformable contact with the more steeply folded underlying dolomitic limestone at Howbeach Slade (GR 64650905). Finish around 4.00. Bring a packed lunch or there may be an opportunity to buy lunch in Lydney or at the Forest of Dean VC.
Sunday 28 July (Field Meeting): Nottingham's Sandstone Caves, led by Tony Waltham. (Engineering geologist and karst specialist). Meet at 10.45 at bollards at the west end of Cliff Road, Nottingham, NG1 1GZ. Nearest car park is Lace Market Car Park, Pilcher Gate, NG1 1QE (about 100 yards to the north). Enter caves at 11.00. The tour will take around one and a half hours. Please do not be late. Anyone arriving after 11.00 will not be able to join the cave tour. Numbers limited to 20. Helmets not needed. Torches needed for some parts. The caves are not suitable for wheelchairs or young children. Afterwards we will have a walk through the town to the Tunnel and Castle Rock, with a possible walk via the Church cemetery, time permitting. Aim to finish around 4.00.