Further details from the Field Trips Secretary
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Saturday, 2nd March
The annual, morning clear-up of the Great oolite exposures on the SSSI reserve near Bathford. Bring your secateurs and hedge trimmers to cut back the vegetation and clean up the outcrops, or just take the opportunity to visit the sites and talk about geology.Meet at 10.30 a.m. at Brown's Folly Car Park (G.R. ST 798663). Strong boots, waterproofs and hard hats are required.
Saturday, 4th May
The Etches collection in the Museum of Jurassic marine life is the largest, single collection of Kimmeridge fossils in the UK. Graham Hickman will lead our visit to Kimmeridge Bay, SSI, in the morning where most of the collection was discovered. We will have lunch in Kimmeridge, and after lunch will visit the Museum.
Meet at the Bay car park for 11 am. Car park fee: £5.00. Museum entrance fee: £6.00 per person (min.10 people), otherwise £8.00 per person (includes 12 months complimentary admission to The Etches Collection), and free parking.
The geology of the area is of Old Red Sandstone as far as Tintern and below this point to Chepstow it is Carboniferous limestone.Meet at 10 am in Tintern Abbey car park, (G.R. ST 5331999), £3.00 no time limit.
We then transfer into as few cars as possible to go up to Tidenham, from where we walk down to Tintern via the Devil’s Pulpit, and have lunch in Tintern. After lunch, we visit the quarries from which the abbey was constructed.
Friday, 1st November
An exploration of the Andesite and Carboniferous Limestone quarries at Moon’s Hill during the morning, followed by a visit in the afternoon to the Jurassic and Carboniferous limestone exposures in the Tedbury Camp and the De la Beche Unconformity.Maximum number: 20 people. Meet at 10am at the Somerset Earth Science Centre, Moon's Hill Quarry, Stoke St Michael, BA3 5JU.
Note: a minibus will take us to Moon’s Hill Quarry, but we have to use our own cars for Tedbury Camp
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