Please e-mail us for further details or contact Bob Appleyard at HGGFieldTrips@gmail.com
There is a charge of £ 3.50 per person for each half day trip, and £7.00 for each full day trip
Mobile phone numbers for contacting the person in charge for each field trip will be available at the HGG meeting immediately before the event, but please note that some of these are not on the weekend immediately following the Monday evening meetings.
|Wednesday 29th December NOW CANCELLED||TRIP TO MORECAMBE BAY HAS HAD TO BE CALLED OFF FOR THE TIME BEING.|
|Saturday 19th March||We’ve arranged a visit to the West Riding Stone-carving Association (WRSA) in Halifax. Here we’ll learn all about the WRSA, the types of rock used for carvings, where they are sourced and the logistics involved to get them to Halifax. This will be followed by demonstrations and the opportunity to ‘have a go’ at stone carving. The visit will be followed by a short open-air field trip in the Halifax area. Meet at WRSA in Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax, at 11:00. HGG Lead: Bob Appleyard (a.m.), Ailsa (p.m.)|
|Monday April 11th||Evening static field trip. This will be in lieu of the monthly meeting at Greenhead Collage. Details to follow. HGG Lead: Ailsa.|
|Saturday 30th April||Gorpley Clough, Todmorden. This is a short walk (2.4km/1.5 mile) from the car park at the base of clough, up the clough and onto Inchfield Pasture at the top of the clough. It is through woodland and open moorland to view an array of sandstones of the Millstone Grit Group which represent the large rivers which fed sediment into the Pennine Basin. There is also a well exposed coal seam and evidence of coal mining history.The walk can be extended to include one of the most complete known exposures of the deltaic Upper Haslingden Flags.There are also geomorphological features to be seen on the walk including landslides and waterfalls. We will follow footpaths but the terrain can be rough, steep, boggy and slippy and therefore appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing will be required. Trip Lead: Gareth Martin. HGG Coord: Bob Appleyard|
|Saturday 21st May||We can look forwards to a day in Thixendale, East Yorkshire, just east of Stamford Bridge. The trip will be looking at the Geology, Geoarchaeology and Landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds which is part of the proposed UNESCO Global Geopark for East Yorkshire. We will see examples of the evolution of the landscape through geological time as well as the relationship between geological structures and human activity. Meet at Thixendale at 10.00 (Please park sensibly along the side of the road by the Church). Bring lunch and a drink and dress for the weather. HGG Lead: Ian Warrington.|
|Saturday June 11th||Following the successful trip to the Peak District volcanic exposures in Autumn 2021, we’re having a return visit to other volcanic exposures. This will include, but not limited to, Tideswell Dale Quarry, and Peters Stone near Litton. The trip will include a range of volcanic exposures, impact on the local country rock and some structural analysis. All sites are approached on good footpaths and tracks. HGG Coord: Bob Appleyard|
|Friday 8th July Residential weekend||It is proposed to visit Holme Park Quarry, Carnforth. This is a busy and impressive limestone aggregates quarry. Timings and details to follow. Additional local walks may also be included, or an evening bird watching at Leighton Moss. See below for Saturday & Sunday visits that can be joined individually|
|Saturday July 9th||Another day out on Morecambe Bay, this time at Heysham. We’ll meet at about 10:00 am, and finish about 4:00 p.m. The exact itinerary will depend on tide times and sea state but this is what is planned. The trip involves a short scramble down onto the shore in the morning, and walking on a rough shoreline later in the day. This is not difficult but, like all coastal exposures, will require care. In the morning, we will be looking at a small exposure of the rarely exposed Carboniferous Greta Grits, and at one of the few Permo-Triassic exposures along the edge of the Lancashire coast. In the afternoon, we will be back in the Carboniferous, examining the Ward’s Stone sandstone at Heysham Head & Roeburndale cliffs nearer the Harbour. (Note: am and pm sessions may be swapped over depending on tide times.) . We can also arrange to take a quick look at the carved Viking ‘Hog Stone’ in the church and at the early Christian St Patrick’s chapel and rock graves on Heysham Head. Further details regarding transport etc will follow nearer the time. HGG Lead: Bob Appleyard.|
|Sunday 10th July||Proposed visit to the limestone exposures at Arnside, Morecambe Bay. Here we’ll see limestone structures including bedding, faulting and synclines. There are also superb fossils that are easily viewed. The walk is on a rocky foreshore with some slippery rocks, boulders, shingle and very sticky mud! The itinerary can be modified if required, possibly with pre-positioned vehicles to minimise walking. Precise details will follow, and the exact timings will depend on the state of the tide. HGG Lead: Bob Appleyard.|
|August, September||We are proposing to run field trips throughout summer.|
Non-members are always most welcome. Those attending field meetings do so at their own risk. Huddersfield Geology Group can accept no liability for injury, theft or loss however caused.
Guests from other organisations are welcome. However, if you are bringing or inviting guests it is an essential courtesy to inform the visit coordinator and Field Trips Committee Member – Bob Appleyard.
Numbers may be limited on some trips and regular HGG members will take priority. As above, there is a charge for the field trips. Some trips may attract extra costs such as travel, catering, admission charges and, in some cases, accommodation and these will be outlined to members in advance, wherever possible.