Field Trips 2022

Our Field Trips are open to all members and to visitors on request. Email: for more information.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
A small attendance fee (to cover administration costs/leaders’ expenses) is charged. Joining instructions and further information on request.
Date Location Details
2 April Ruislip Woods and Pinn Meadows Led by Graeme Shaw and John Scrivens (RWMAG)
16 April Selsey and Boxgrove Priory Led by Allan Wheeler
7 May Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath Scroll down for more details
20-23 May Fforest Fawr Geopark Scroll down for more details
29 June Chilterns Chalk Walk to College Lake and Kensworth Quarry Led by Haydon Bailey (more details below)
9-12 September Black Country Geopark Scroll down for more details
TBC Maidstone Museum Fossil grasshopper wing from the Coal Measures found by one of our members at Writhlington, Somerset (from the museum store) plus the geology gallery which displays mainly Kentish material including some spectacular fossils. Further details to follow
TBC A walk in Coldfall Wood, Highgate, London Exposures of glacial till dating from the Anglian glaciation of 450,000 years ago, when the ice sheet reached the northern outskirts of London and was responsible for diverting the River Thames into its present course through London.
TBC Harefield Great Pit SSSI Features a rare exposure for London of the Chalk-Palaeogene unconformity. Needs geoconservation but has been postponed by badger activity. Please let Allan Wheeler know if you wish to visit
Wimbledon Common
May 7 (Sat)

Joint walk led by the London Geodiversity Partnership and London Natural History Society on Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath, looking at the geology and natural history. Meet 10.30 at the Windmill on Wimbledon Common. Bring packed lunch. The walk will finish at about 16.30.
Further details.
Fforest Fawr Geopark, Brecon Beacons National Park May 20-23 (Fri-Mon)
Leader: Allan Wheeler

To visit localities in Palaeozoic rocks ranging from the Silurian through the Old Red Sandstone to the upper Carboniferous Coal Measures. Most localities will involve walking, including walks of up to 3 km which have several stops on the way. A Geo Festival is also on, which we also propose to visit. Accommodation has been booked at the Premier Inn Swansea North (near J44 of the M4). Hotels are few within the Geopark so some travel to sites will be involved. Cost for 3 nights per room is £188.
Contact: for more details.
Chiltern Chalk
June 29 (Wed)
Leader: Haydon Bailey (Hertfordshire Geological Society).

Meet 11.00 at the
College Lakes Nature Reserve. This former quarry displays ice-age frost heave (cryoturbation) disturbing the upper layers of the Chalk. We then move on to the Dunstable Downs to visit chalk localities there.
Black Country Geopark
September 9-12 (Fri-Mon)
Leader: Allan Wheeler

Based in Dudley at the Premier Inn there, we will visit sites in the Carboniferous (Coal Measures and igneous rocks) and the Silurian Wenlock Limestone.
2021 Field Trips

Date Destination Details
4th June Harefield Pit SSSI Locate chalk face
3rd September Oxford Bodleian Library Geology of Oxford Gravestones
19-20 September Dorset, Isle of Purbeck Kimmeridge area and Etches Museum
tba Black Country Geopark Wren's Nest, Saltwells and Lapworth Museum
tba Maidstone Museum Fossil exhibits

Please Note:
Members attending field trips are reminded that they accept full personal responsibility for their own safety, and that of their personal possessions, whilst on the field trip; also that they are fit to undertake the trip. (If you have a mobility problem, cardiovascular disease or other serious infirmity you must declare it before joining in the field trip; however it may not prevent you from participating.)

Previous Field Trips

Take a look at our field trip highlights to sites of geological interest in the Southwest, North and Central England, Wales, London and the Southeast:
Previous Field Trips by Region
Coming soon:
For this year's Virtual Festival of Geology we are preparing to share highlights of our trips further afield, including Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Isles, Germany, Belgium and Italy.

Virtual Field Trips in Harrow & Hillingdon
Virtual Tour of Pinner