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Organised Field Trips

Last updated 22.02.2020

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
SUMMER 2020 FIELD MEETINGS
Date
Field trip
Time
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Tue 12th
May '20
Trip: Ashover, Derbyshire
Leader: Tim Colman
10.30am
Wed 27th
May '20
Trip: The Roaches, Leek Staffordshire
Leader: Colin Jones
10.30am
Fri 12th - Sun 14th
June '20
Trip: Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Leaders: Dr Joe Botting & Dr Lucy Muir
Fri 7.00pm
Sat 4th
July '20
Trip: Tideswell, Derbyshire
Leader: Albert Bengiat
10.30am
Wed 15th
July '20
Trip: Gunthorpe Gypsum, Nottinghamshire
Leader: TBA
7.00pm
Tue 11th
Aug '20
Trip: Ecton Copper Mine, Staffordshire
Leader: Tim Colman
11.00am

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
Ashover, Derbyshire
Date:
Tuesday 12 May 2020
Leader:
Tim Colman
Details:

Meeting time: 10.30am
Meeting place:
Ashover Parish Hall, Milken Lane, Ashover, Chesterfield S45 0BA

A one-day field trip examining the landscape and rocks of the Ashover district. The geology of Ashover is a miniature version of the Peak District. It is underlain by Carboniferous Limestone, volcanic rocks and Namurian shales and sandstones (Millstone Grit). The rocks are well displayed on both sides of a northwest-southeast trending anticline whose crest is cut by the valley of the River Amber. We will also look at the spoil tips of the old Gregory lead mine. If you haven´t been to Ashover before this is a real gem - if you have, there are always new things to see!

 
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Trip
The Roaches, Leek Staffordshire
Date:
Wednesday 27 May 2020
Leader:
Colin Jones
Details:

Meeting time: 10:30am
Meeting place: Car park of Old Rock Inn, Upper Hulme, Leek ST13 8TY

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. There are also well displayed sedimentary features, including channel fills and cross-bedding. Our leader studied the area for his PhD so can give us a thorough understanding of the geology.

 
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Trip
Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Date:
Friday - Sunday 12 - 14 June 2020
Leaders:
Dr Joe Botting and Dr Lucy Muir
Details:

Meeting time: Friday 12th June, 7:00pm
Meeting Place: TBA

This weekend trip will start on Friday evening with a briefing from our leaders who have carried out extensive research on the area as well as living locally. They will then guide us to a number of nearby exposures of Ordovician and Silurian sedimentary and volcanic rocks which contain a varied fauna, including trilobites, graptolites and crinoids. There may also be a visit to the local museum which has an excellent display of fossils. This promises to be a very interesting delve into the Lower Palaeozoic with two local experts. There are several hotels in the town - a list will be provided on receipt of the booking form. There will also be a small charge, actual amount dependent on numbers, to cover the leaders´ costs of preparation and field time.

 
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Trip
Tideswell, Derbyshire
Date:
Saturday 4th July 2020
Leader:
Albert Bengiat
Details:

Meeting time: 10.30am
Meeting place: 10.30am Tideswell Dale Car Park and Picnic Site. Grid Ref SK 154 742

The morning will be spent examining the volcanic rocks and limestones of Tideswell Dale. After lunch at the picnic site, proceed by car to nearby Tideslow Rake to examine worked out mineral vein (directions given on the day). This excursion involves short walks before and after lunch along level footpaths and minor roads. Please bring a packed lunch, suitable footwear, hi-vis vests and hard hats.

 
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Trip
Gunthorpe Gypsum, Nottinghamshire
Date:
Wednesday 15th July 2020
Leader:
TBA
Details:

Meeting time: 7.00pm
Meeting place: Trent Lane, East Bridgford, Nottingham NG13 8PF

An evening visit to an excellent exposure of Triassic Mercia Mudstone with gypsum beds and veins. There are also desiccation structures, including salt pseudomorphs and ripple marks. If you have not seen this site before it is well worth a visit (or a revisit). Note that the parking place (opposite the entrance to Kingfisher Wharf) can only be accessed from East Bridgford village - no vehicle access from Gunthorpe Bridge.

 
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Trip
Ecton Copper Mine, Staffordshire
Date:
Tuesday 11th August 2020
Leader:
Tim Colman
Details:

Meeting time: 11.00am
Meeting place: Layby below Ecton Centre. Map will be provided.

A day surface and underground visit looking at the impressive folding and faulting in the Carboniferous Limestone with horizontal to vertical strata. There will also be an underground tour of Salts Level to view the shaft and pipe workings of the old Ecton copper mine. This will be followed by a walk over Ecton Hill to view the historic landscape and to illustrate the effects of geology on topography. There will also be demonstrations of the use of the Centre as an educational resource. Please note there will be a charge of £10 per person to help maintain the educational facilities at Ecton.

There may also be field trips to the Hayfield, Duckmanton and Clowne areas of Derbyshire which will be notified in later Circulars.

 
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