Field Trips 2023 – 24

There is a charge of £ 3.50 per person for each half day trip, and £7.00 for each full day trip.  Some trips may attract extra costs such as travel, catering, admission charges and, in some cases, accommodation. These will be outlined to members in advance, wherever possible.

Non-members and guests from other organisations are always most welcome. However, if you are a guest, or inviting guests, it is an essential courtesy to inform the visit coordinator and Field Trips Committee Member – Bob Appleyard.  If numbers have to be limited on some trips then regular HGG members will take priority. Those attending field meetings do so at their own risk. Huddersfield Geology Group can accept no liability for injury, theft or loss however caused.
Saturday 9th March Back into Lancashire to visit Newhey Quarry, just off Junction 21 of the M62.  Again, this is a huge quarry, but no longer in production.  We will see structural features, massive bedding and a range of fossils.  We will be hosted by the Oldham Geological Society. Further details nearer the time from Ian Warrington
Saturday 20th April 2024 As last year; a visit to the Silurian and Ordovician palaeo landscape exposed in Crummackdale, the unconformity with the Carboniferous and a quick look at the Norber erratics.  Lead/Contact: Ailsa Burrows
Sunday 19th May 2024 Derbyshire limestone quarries.  A chance to look at a flat reef in the Eyam Limestone.  The quarry also supplies slabs for architectural polished limestone which potentially supplied one of the staircases in Chatsworth. Lead/Contact: Ian Warrington
weekend 14th – 16th June 2024 Weekend residential in upper Teesdale and NE Coast.  Scott Alexander and Bob Appleyard Host/Lead.  Details TBD

Please e-mail us for further details or contact Bob Appleyard at

Further details will be provided through this page on the web site and/or directly to those expressing an interest in attending.


As always, we welcome volunteers to assist in running field trips and your suggestions for future trips are most welcome.


Mini guides have been written for individuals or small groups to use.  These guides can be downloaded from: Publications – Mini Guides here on the website.

NENE-TEEs branch of the OUGS also run fieldtrips – see thier events page at
  • Monday 11th March - Carboniferous Amphibians - Dr Rebecca Bennion. Greenhead House 7.15pm. See Talks page under Events for further details

  •  Saturday 9th March - Newhey Quarry, just off Junction 21 of the M62. See Fieldtrip page under Events for further details