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Organised Field Trips

Last updated 21.07.2017

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 2017 FIELD MEETINGS
Date
Field trip
Day/Evening
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Wed 3rd
May '17
Trip: Charnwood Rocks - an exibition
Leader: Frank Ince of the Russell Society
Afternoon
2.00 pm
Thu 25th
May '17
Trip: Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge
Leader: Tim Colman
Afternoon
2.00 pm
Sat 3rd
June '17
Trip: Creswell Crags
Leader: TBA
Afternoon
2.00 pm
Sun 25th
June '17
Trip: Nuneaton Precambrian/Cambrian
Leader: John Carney - CANCELLED
Daytrip
10.30 am
8th & 9th
July '17
Trip: Ravenstonedale
Leader: Tim Colman
Weekend
10.00 am
Sun 13th
Aug '17
Trip: Monsal Dale
Leader: Vanessa Banks
Day trip
10.15 am
Sun 9th
Sept '17
Trip: Ketton Quarry
Leader: Ken Nye of Stamford G.Society
Day trip
10.00 am
Tue 19th
Sept '17
Trip: Major Dinosaur Exhibition
Leader: Adam Smith
Afternoon
2.00 pm

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
Charnwood Rocks – an exhibition.
Date:
Wednesday, 3rd May 2017
Leader:
Frank Ince of the Russell Society
Details:

Meeting time: 2.00 pm
Meeting place:
outside the Charnwood Museum, Granby Street, Loughborough LE11 3DU.

An exhibition of rocks, minerals and fossils from the Charnwood area to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first academically verified report of the Late Precambrian fossil in Charnwood Forest.

 
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Trip
Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge - World-class geological museum
Date:
Thursday, 25th May 2017 – 2.00 pm
Leader:
Leader: Tim Colman
Details:

Meeting time: 2.00 pm
Meeting place: Sedgwick museum entrance, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ. If you are coming by car it is probably best to use the Madingley Road Park and Ride CB3 0EX (just off the A14) to St Andrew's Street – close to the museum in Downing Street.

Visit to this famous geological museum. We will have a welcome and short introduction from the museum staff. Use this opportunity to see some more of Cambridge.

 
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Trip
Creswell Crags - Permian Dolomitic Limestone with sedimentary features and Prehistoric habitation
Date:
Saturday, 3rd June 2017 – 2.00 pm
Leader:
TBA
Details:

Meeting time: 2.00 pm
Meeting Place: Creswell Crags Car Park (MR SK 538 744) £3 car park charge.

We will examine the well exposed Cadeby Formation dolomitic limestones in the gorge formed during Pleistocene glaciation. Access to the crags and visitor centre, which includes a café, is free. However the 'Life in the Ice Age' tour, which includes entry to the caves, has been provisionally booked for the group. This is an additional £7.50. When booking for the general Crags please indicate whether you would like to go on the caves tour with the additional cost (payable on the day).

 
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Trip
Nuneaton Precambrian/Cambrian inlier sediments and intrusions
Date:
Sunday, 25th June 2017 – 10.30 am
Leader:
John Carney
Details:

Meeting time: 10.30 am
Meeting place: car park of the Anchor Inn, Mancetter Road, Hartshill CV10 0RT.

The visit will examine the well exposed Cambrian sandstones and shales, with Caledonian igneous intrusions, in abandoned quarries around Nuneaton. We may also be able to see late Precambrian volcanic rocks of similar age to Charnwood.

CANCELLED:
I regret that the Nuneaton field visit on Sunday 25 June has had to be cancelled. The quarries we were going to visit have been sold and the new owners are unable to grant access at the moment.
I hope we may be able to arrange a visit to the area next year.
I have discussed the position with John Carney and he agrees that the visit should be cancelled for this year.

Best wishes
Tim Colman
EMGS Field visit organiser

 
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Trip
Weekend Outing – Ravenstonedale. Carboniferous Limestone Pavements and Structure
Date:
Saturday 8th/Sunday 9th July 2017 – 10.00 am
Leader:
Tim Colman
Details:

Meeting time: 10.00 am
Meeting place: Lune Spring Garden Centre, Newbiggin-on-Lune CA17 4NS – on the A685 Kirkby Stephen-Tebay road.

On Saturday we will start with a walk from the garden centre along a disused railway to the Smardale Gill Nature Reserve to see the Lower Carboniferous limestone and sandstone succession in a scenic gorge with limekilns and historic railway viaduct. 4-5 km walk. This will be followed by a visit to the nearby Ash Fell Edge which is the type locality and best exposure of the Lower Carboniferous Ashfell sandstone and Ashfell limestone. The day will finish with a visit to the Skenfrith Bridge near Kirkby Stephen to see the basal Permian Brockram breccia.

Sunday will start at Great Asby where we will walk over the limestone pavement of Great Asby Scar, one of the best remaining pavements in Britain. 4-5 km walk. We will then drive past Fell End Clouds, near Ravenstonedale, with views of Wild Boar Fell to the east and west across the Dent Fault to the Howgill Fells (Silurian greywackes). If time permits we may walk up the steep slope to see an unusual inclined and well exposed pavement. The day will end with a walk along the Adam Sedgwick Trail in Garsdale, east of Sedbergh, examining the 2km stream section across the Dent Fault from Carboniferous Limestone with increasingly steep dips to Silurian Brathay Flags. Members may wish to end the day by visiting Adam Sedgwick's birthplace at Dent where there is a Shap Granite memorial and section in the local museum.

This field trip will involve walks of up to 5km over limestone grassland and along stream banks.

 
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Trip
Monsal Dale Quaternary features and hydrology.
Date:
Sunday, 13th August 2017
Leader:
Vanessa Banks - Joint visit with North Staffordshire Geological Society
Details:

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

This visit will explore some of the hydrological features in Monsal Dale and consider formational influences on both the hydrogeology and 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 Surey classifies and maps landslides. We will conclude the day by comparing mass movement in the limestone with that in the Millstone Grit Group.

 
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Trip
Jurassic Limestones – Ketton Quarry. Joint visit with Stamford Geological Society
Date:
Saturday 9th September 2017 – 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Leader:
Ken Nye of Stamford Geological Society
Details:

Meet Time: 10.00 am
Meeting place: Pit Lane, Ketton, near Stamford PE9 3SZ – exact location to be advised.

The quarry shows the finest section of Bajocian (Jurassic – 175mya) to Bathonian (Jurassic – 165mya) strata currently available in inland Britain. Current and temporary exposures have allowed the whole of the Great and Inferior Oolite (Aalenian to Bathonian), and the Kellaways Beds (Callovian) to be seen and the strata are nearly horizontal.

The lower quarry exposes the Lincoln Limestone Formation (Bajocian), while the floor of the upper quarry is formed by the top of this formation. The upper quarry is in the Rutland Formation. At the very top of the exposures is the base of the Oxford Clay, meaning that the entire of the Middle Jurassic can be seen at Ketton Quarry. (Note that recently a sump hole in the middle of the quarry has revealed Upper Lias mudstones and more).

NOTE: Mandatory Equipment: Eye protection, Hard Hats, boots or wellies suitable for quarries, Orange Hi-Vis Vests.

 
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Trip
Major Dinosaur Exhibition
Date:
Tuesday 19th September 2017 – 2.00 pm
Leader:
Adam Smith
Details:

Meet Time: 2.00 pm
Meeting place: Wollaton Hall main entrance.

World-class exhibition of a range of dinosaurs from China, including feathered examples and holotypes – which have never before left China. We will have a personal guided tour by the Wollaton Hall Curator, Adam Smith, who has been instrumental in organising the exhibition.

 
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