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Organised Field Trips

Last updated 04.05.2016

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

Members should book field trip places with Ian Sutton (Tel: 0115 9232360)
Non members should register with the secretary
SUMMER 2016 FIELD MEETINGS
Date
Field trip
Day/Evening
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Wed 11th
May '16
Trip: Sherwood Forest Arts & Crafts Centre
Leader: Richard Hawkes
Afternoon
2.00 pm
Wk'd 21-22nd
May '16
Trip: The Llyn Peninsula
Leader: David Bate
Weekend
10.30 am
Wed 15th
June '16
Trip: Buxton Springs Walk
Leader: Albert Benghiat
Evening
7.00 pm
Wed 29th
June '16
Trip: The Shepshed Area
Leader: Keith Ambrose
Evening
6.30 pm
Sat 23rd
July '16
Trip: The Brassington Area
Leader: Jim Riding (BGS)
Day trip
10.30 am
Sun 14th
Aug '16
Trip: Monsal Head
Leader: Vanessa Banks
Day trip
10.15 am
Sun 11th
Sept '16
Trip: The Ashover Area
Leader: Colin Bagshaw
Day trip
10.15 am

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
Sherwood Forest Arts and Crafts Centre
Date:
Wednesday, 11th May 2016
Leader:
Richard Hawkes
Details:

Meeting time: 2.00 pm
Meeting place:
Sherwood Forest Arts and Crafts Centre, Forest Corner, Edwinstowe NG21 9RN.

From Nottingham take the A614 to Ollerton roundabout and turn left along the A6075 into the village of Edwinstowe where the centre is located near the junction with the B6034 (grid Ref : SK 626668).

This is a follow up after the excellent talk that Richard gave us at the Christmas lecture. Richard will demonstrate the fine techniques used in the preparation of museum quality fossil specimens and we will also be able to see a very wide selection of prepared specimens some of which are for sale.

 
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Trip
The Llyn Peninsula
Date:
Saturday 21st May/Sunday 22nd May 2016
Leader:
Leader: David Bate
Details:

Meeting time: 10.30 am
Meeting place: on Saturday in parking area at Porth Ysgaden (SH 219 374) NW of Tudweiliog.

On Saturday we will examine the Gwna Group melange, a giant submarine slide deposit magnificently exposed along the north coast of Llŷn. Previously thought to be late Precambrian in age, it now appears more likely to date from the late-Cambrian to early Ordovician – although there remains some controversy both as to the age and mode of formation of the melange. There is plenty of evidence of glacial (Devensian) activity along this stretch of coast, including cliff-sections and ice-moulded and striated rock surfaces. We will follow an established coastal path, with occasional descents to the beach, depending on the tide.

On Sunday we will explore the central upland area of the peninsula around Garn Fadryn, a subvolcanic microgranitoid of mid-Ordovician age, along with its associated andesitic lavas. A visit to the summit (our first port of call) will provide an opportunity to examine the pre-Roman to medieval hill-fort settlement, including a fortress or 'stone castle' recorded as newly built in 1188 – though now visible to none but the initiated! The walk to the top of Garn Fadryn involves a 15-minute climb up a well-used zigzag pathway – but the view from the summit is simply unmissable! We will then retrace our steps to a col to look at a remarkable tourmalinite, and fossiliferous sediments of Longvillian age. Depending on time, it may be possible to visit the nearby Gledrydd gorge to examine the hinge area of the Llŷn Syncline, which is not at all as shown on the published BGS Pwllheli sheet!

There will be occasions (mostly optional) for walking over loose rocks or uneven surfaces, so good footwear is advisable. We will hopefully be able to stop for a pub lunch on the sea front at Morfa Nefyn on Saturday but it will probably be necessary to bring a packed lunch on the Sunday. Finishing time on Sunday is negotiable, and can be designed to allow people to depart mid to late afternoon.

 
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Trip
Buxton Springs Walk
Date:
Wednesday, 15th June 2016
Leader:
Albert Benghiat
Details:

Meeting time: 7.00 pm
Meeting Place: Buxton Opera House

There are several public car parks in the area (usually free after 6pm). The nearest car park is at the Pavilion Gardens but if you are getting there very early please note that the under-cover section is locked at 6pm and vehicles left cannot be retrieved until the next day. Buxton is usually at its best that time of year and there are plenty of pubs and restaurants in town for refreshments if required.

A town walk to inspect the natural springs in and around Buxton. Generally level walk of about 4km lasting about 2 hours, mostly on pavement and road.

 
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Trip
The Shepshed Area
Date:
Wednesday, 29th June 2016
Leader:
Keith Ambrose
Details:

Meeting time: 6.30 pm
Meeting place: Grace Dieu Abbey (SK (41NW) 443 318

This fieldtrip will examine a variety of rocks ranging over 600 million years from the Precambrian to the Quaternary. We will be looking at the c.600 million year old volcanic breccias of the Charnwood Lodge Volcanic Formation and the Grimley Andesite, which forms the blocks in the breccias. Jumping forward to around 350 million years ago, we will examine the Carboniferous Peak Limestone Group Ticknall Limestone Formation dolostones and dolomitic Limestones exposed at Grace Dieu quarry on the edge of Charnwood Forest. These rocks are also well exposed at Breedon and Cloud Hill quarries. Jumping another 100 million years forward takes us into the Triassic period where we will be looking at the Shepshed Sandstone Member of the Helsby Sandstone Formation (formerly the Bromsgrove Sandstone Formation). This member was recognised and named as it contains scattered pebbles of Charnian rocks, reflecting a feeder tributary to the main Triassic river that flowed across England from Northern France. And finally we jump forward to around 450,000 years ago to examine glaciofluvial deposits that formed as outwash during the retreat of the Anglian ice sheet.

 
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Trip
The Brassington Area
Date:
Saturday, 23rd July, 2016
Leader:
Jim Riding (BGS)
Details:

Meeting time: 10.30 am
Meeting place: Near Bees Nest Pit (SK 24100 54580)
Please park just off Manystones Lane.


From the south, go through the village of Brassington (NNE of Ashbourne) and turn right onto Manystones Lane. Just after you pass the old brickworks (Hoben's) on the left, there is a small car park (5309'10.1"N 144'13.6"W) where we will park. Please meet there at 10.30 am. From there we will visit Bees Nest Pit. This is an SSSI so no hammering please. We will remain in Bees Nest Pit for the remainder of the morning, and will picnic there.

After lunch we will drive NNW to Kenslow Top Pit (SK 18185 61586 to SK 18289 61420). We will go back towards Brassington but turn right from Manystones Lane towards Longcliffe. When we reach the crossroads with the A5012, we will turn left. Just before Newhaven (and at Old House Farm Cottages), we turn right on to a minor road and proceed past Friden Brick Works on the left. We will park just off this road at a crossroads with two farm lanes at 5309'10.1"N 144'13.6"W. We will then be based in Kenslow Pit for the remainder of the day. This pit is privately-owned and is not an SSSI so hammering/collecting is permissible.

Please wear warm clothing and stout footwear and bring a packed lunch.

This is a one-day field trip to examine the Brassington Formation of Miocene age in the high peak of Derbyshire. The onshore UK is not well known for Miocene sediments (there is a major hiatus between the Oligocene and the Pliocene in southeast England) and the Brassington Formation is the best example of sediments in karstic fills which survived Late Neogene and Quaternary erosion.

A copy of the background provided by Jim will be available to all those attending this trip to an area which adds a very important aspect of our understanding of British Tertiary geology.

 
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Trip
Monsal Head
Date:
Sunday, 14th August 2016
Leader:
Vanessa Banks
Details:

Meeting time: 10.15 am
Meeting place: Monsal Head Car Park (MR. SK18494 71501)

The aim of this visit is to investigate formational influences on styles of mass movement in the Peak Limestone Group. It will provide the opportunity to consider data in the National Landslide Database, how individuals might contribute and how the British Geological Survey classifies and maps landslides. We will conclude the day by comparing mass movement in the limestone with that in the Millstone Grit Group.

We have a member who lives in Mansfield Woodhouse who is unable to attend meetings due to disability. If anyone could offer a lift to meetings, please could they contact the secretary to offer assistance.

 
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Trip
The Ashover Area
Date:
Sunday, 11th September 2016
Leader:
Colin Bagshaw
Details:

Meet Time: 10.15 am
Meeting place: Ashover Village Hall

(Full details in the next Circular).