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Variable levels of activity depending on what you decide to do! There are some steep slopes; strong shoes and hard hats essential.
Meet at 11.00 a.m. Brown's Folly Car Park (ST 798694).
Details now available from the Secretary
Most of those attending will be geologists working in the quarrying, clay extraction, opencast coal and industrial minerals industries. An ambitious programme is being organised. Field trips to Bath and its surroundings and further afield will be an important part of the conference.
The Bath Geological Society has been asked to participate in this programme, in particular to organise field visits in the Bath area in the afternoon of Tuesday 9th May.
A coach will leave bath at 7.30 a.m.
Meet at 2.00 p.m. outside the main door of Bath Abbey.
On the first day of the excursion participants can walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to view the classic features which are particularly well exposed in this beautiful coastline between Porthlyski and Caerbwdy Bay where the lower Cambrian sedimentary sequence is seen to rest unconformably on Precambrian igneous rocks. The relative ages of these rocks was the subject of a fierce controversy between Henry Hicks and Archibald Gieke. The total distance of the intended route is c. 9km (approx. 6 miles). There will be frequent, sometimes lengthy pauses to examine the numerous features of interest, but as the coastline is fairly rugged those wishing to complete the whole distance should be reasonably fit.
On the second day the Ordovician rocks of the North Pembrokeshire coast will be examined, including the layered gabbro of St David‘s Head, fossiliferous black slates at Abereiddi Bay, and the volcanic rocks of the Strumble Peninsula. It will be necessary to use cars to travel between these localtions and the total distance to be walked will not exceed 6km (c.4 miles) but is perhaps equally demanding. Alternatives can be suggested for those who wish to complete only part of either day‘s itinerary. The accomodation is within easy walking distance of Caerfai Bay and the centre of St David‘s, with its fine cathedral and a variety of shops.
Meet at Twr-y-Felin Hotel in time for dinner on Friday 29th September.
We will look at the sequence of Inferior Oolitic Limestones from the Scissum Beds up through the Freestones and into the Middle Inferior Oolite and through that series ending with the very rare Phillipsiana beds. We then see the capping Upper Inferior Oolite of Trigonia Grit and Clypeus Grit. There is also ample oportunity to view the Worcester Graben and surrounding Geomorphology.
Meet at 11.00 am and take a packed lunch. Meet in the car park on the Common, grid reference 989272 which is in an old quarry on the common just by the Golf Course Clubhouse. Follow signs for the Golf Course. Please do not park in the Golf Club carpark or on the main A46 roadside.