Saturday 11 May (Field Meeting): Martley Geo-Village, led by John Nicklin (Teme Valley Geological Society). Meet at 10.30 at Martley Memorial Hall for light refreshments and a pop-up display. Recognised as a Geo-Village, Martley has distinctive geology within its bounds spanning the Palaeozoic and lower Mesozoic. Includes rocks belonging to the Precambrian Malverns Complex, Martley Quartzite, Silurian and Carboniferous mudstones, siltstones and sandstones, Triassic sandstones, and Quaternary sand deposits. By car and/or on foot we will explore local geological sites, finishing around 4.00. Please bring a packed lunch.
Building Stones of Birmingham from Centenary Square to Brindley Place
Building Stones of Birmingham from Centenary Square to Brindley Place 6.00 -
Tuesday 21 May (Evening Field Meeting): Building Stones of Birmingham from Centenary Square to Brindley Place, led by Julie Schroder. (Joint meeting for BCGS and the Geological Society WM branch). Meet at 6.00 at the Hall of Memory (eastern end of Centenary Square, close to the Library of Birmingham). Following the two evening Building Stones walks last year, this walk concludes the series of 3 based on the Building Stones Trails created for BCGS by Ruth Siddall. The walk will closely follow the web-based version of Birmingham Building Stones Trail No. 2, which you can find here: bcgs.info/pub/local-geology/building-stone-trails/ There is also a pdf which you can download or print, but the web version has maps, additional photos, plus further information and definitions. Booking required, numbers limited to 20. Please contact Andy Harrison (Field Secretary) to reserve your place: Text or phone: 07973 330706 or email: email@example.com
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.