Field Trips

  We are now able to plan for Field Trips and visits in 2022.  As before, we may need to change plans as we emerge from the COVID Pandemic.  However, we must move on, so here are the proposed dates and locations for 2022. 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.

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

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.

 Date Fieldtrip
Saturday 29th December Here is an opportunity to shake off your post-Christmas lethargy with a bracing walk in Morecambe Bay.  Steve Donovan recently gave a talk about fossils in the Caribbean.  Steve has offered to lead a walk at Cleveleys, on the Irish Sea coast north of Blackpool.  This is a fine site for collecting glacial erratics derived from the Lake District and, presumably, elsewhere.  Meet at 11.00 in beach-side cafe.  Please contact our HGG lead – Ailsa – for more details and to express an interest.
 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 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   TBD.  Keep the date free! Possible weekend trip to NE Coast. HGG Lead:  Bob A.
 Saturday July 9th  Another day out on Morecambe Bay, this time at Heysham.  Details TBD, and we could make it a weekend away. HGG Lead: Bob A.
August, September We are proposing to run field trips throughout summer.  I’m already considering a return trip to the Peak Volcanics, to exploit the research carried out for the trip in October 2021

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.


Saturday 29th December Morecambe Bay. See details on fieldtrips page


Monday 8th November "Geology of Millstones" by Alison Tymon via zoom followed by the AGM