Black Country Geological Society’s indoor meetings will be held during the winter months at the Abbey Room at the Dudley Archives, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ.
Unless otherwise stated, the Abbey Room and Zoom meetings will normally open at 7.30pm and lectures commence at 8.00pm.
Those wishing to attend field or geoconservation meetings please contact our Field Secretary (email address on the Contacts page).
Any non-members wishing to attend our virtual meetings should contact our Meetings Secretary for instructions (email address on the Contacts page).
Other contact details are also available on our Contact us page.
Updated 12 April 2023.
Members please check your email for any last minute changes.
Recordings of some of our virtual talks can be found on our YouTube channel.
Events in May–June 2023
20 May (1 event)
Field Visit: Little Doward and Arthur's Cave
Field Visit: Little Doward and Arthur's Cave 10.30 - 11.30
Saturday 20 May (Field Visit): Little Doward and Arthur's Cave. Led by Jim Handley (EHT Champion for the Dowards and Arthur's Cave). Meet for a 10.30 start in the car park near the Doward Campsite between Little and Great Doward (GR: SO 547157, Lat. 51.837872, Long. -2.6579189). Do not rely on the post code for this site. Follow the instructions from the A40 detailed here by Jim: Travelling south from Ross or Hereford, turn left off the A40 at the turning for Symonds Yat West and follow the brown signs to the Doward Campsite. In detail: having turned off the A40 at Whitchurch, turn right immediately at the small roundabout. In 250 yards go left (not over the bridge). In about a mile at Crockers Ash turn left between houses. Follow the single track road with passing places for about a mile and a half. Where the road turns sharp left, go right onto a rough track past Doward Campsite entrance. Parking in 150 yards.
The walk will visit the Carboniferous Lordswood Quarry, and an excellent case study can be found here: https://deeptime.voyage/resources/lordswood/. We will view the Wye Gorge and think about its formation, visit a tufa covered cliff and a limestone pavement made up of a reef of colonial corals. We will also see some local heritage and spectacular scenery. The route is about 4 miles long on good tracks and paths, with some rough and inclined sections, but the gradients involved are not steep. Wear stout footwear and bring a packed lunch. Finish around 4.00. Click here for a Google map of the location.
North Malvern – Tank Quarry and North Quarry 11.00 - 4.00
Saturday 17 June (Field Visit): North Malvern – Tank Quarry and North Quarry. Led by Peter Bridges (EHT Champion for Tank and North Quarries). Meet to start at 11.00 at Tank Quarry Car Park, West Malvern Road, North Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4NA (GR: SO 768470). We will look at the Malvern Complex northernmost exposures and some exposures related to the East Malvern Fault (EMF). There are some steep paths and rough ground. Stout footwear is required. Either bring a packed lunch, or a proposed lunch stop is at The Nags Head 19-21 Bank St, Malvern, WR14 2JG. Essential that you inform the field secretary of your intention to join this visit as we need numbers for lunch at the Nags Head (booking ahead is essential) and for handouts. Aim to finish around 4.00. Click here for a Google map of the location.