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Hon. Excursions Sec.: Geoff
phone: 0151 348 4437
mob: 07896 837 354
Fieldwork Programme 2018 -2019 Session
Further details of these field visits will follow.
Geoff Gilchrist (Hon. Excursions Sec.)
Each person attending field meetings
does so on the understanding that
they attend at their own risk.
Liverpool Geological Society has Public
Liability Insurance Cover for field (and
indoor) meetings, but Personal
Accident cover and Personal Liability
cover remain the responsibility of
Visitors who are not existing members
of the Liverpool Geological Society are
welcome to attend field meetings but
are asked to pay a temporary
membership charge of £2 for each
field meeting that they attend.
161st Session programme -
Field Excursion Leader: Dr Maggie Williams
Approximate finish time: 12.30pm
Approximate walking distance: 1.5 km
Meeting place: outside the Victoria Gallery & Museum,
University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3DR.
The VGM is at the junction of Brownlow Hill
and Ashton Street. Information about the
VGM is at: http://vgm.liverpool.ac.uk/
If you arrive early, the VGM is open from
10.00 am. Entry is to the VGM is free and tea
& coffee are available in the VGM café if
There are visitors’ car parks on the campus
in Mount Pleasant and in Brownlow Street.
There is also a multi-storey carpark run by
Liverpool City Council at 38 Mount Pleasant.
Nearest station: Central Station.
Clothing & equipment needed: You need to wear normal walking
clothes and sturdy walking boots or shoes.
You are advised to bring waterproofs. You
may find it useful to bring a hand lens.
Aim(s) of the day:
The aim is to introduce the rocks and man-
made materials used in the buildings and
paving around the campus of the University
Six new leaflets have been produced in a
series called “Rock Around Campus”. You will
work in small teams and each team will be
provided with two leaflets, each of which
outlines a different fully accessible trail
around the campus. Leaflets will include a
map showing the names of buildings, a
glossary of terms, a geological time chart
and provide self-led guide around a
geological trail around the campus. Each
trail should take you about an hour to
complete and you may need to get close to
the buildings so that you can see the finer
details. We’ll arrange to meet up before the
end of the morning to find out what you
Note: If members wish to try another trail in
the afternoon, there’ll be a lunch stop at
12.30. You can either bring your own packed
lunch or eat at The Pen Factory, 13 Hope
Street (between the Everyman Theatre & the
To confirm that you would like to take part,
please contact Geoff Gilchrist
Mobile: 07896 837354
Field excursion to Bidston Hill, Wirral
Date and start time: Sunday 20th October 2019 at 2.00pm.
Field Excursion Leader: Dr Maggie Williams
The aim of the day is to observe the rock
exposed on Bidston Hill, identify rocks types
and structures, practise field sketching and
explore the influence of these rocks on the
landscape and land use in this part of Wirral.
Bidston Hill is an important recreation on the
Wirral. It has been locally designated as a
Site of Biological Importance (SBI) and there
are two Regionally Important Geological
Sites (RIGS) here that have been designated
by the Cheshire RIGS Group.
You need to wear normal walking clothes
and sturdy walking boots with good ankle
support. You are advised to bring
waterproofs, a helmet and high visibility
You may find it useful to have the OS Map:
Landranger Sheet 108. The total walking
distance is about 2km. Paths are public
paths. Most are well-maintained, but the
paths are uneven and grassed areas may be
slippery in wet weather. Care must be taken
when walking across on the hill to avoid the
slightly steeper rock faces. Although most
of these faces are no more than up to 1.5m
high, parts of the site are partly overgrown
with gorse, broom, ivy brambles and trees.
Meeting place: Meet at the car park for the Tam O’Shanter Urban
Farm on Boundary Road, Bidston, Wirral,
CH43 7PD (Grid Reference SJ292894). There
is parking for several cars here and a café
and toilets are available at the Tam
O’Shanter. The estimated time in the field
will be 2 hours.
Getting there: If you are travelling by train, the nearest train
station is Birkenhead North. If you travelling
by bus there is a bus stop on Upton Road
just round the corner from the farm. The
437 passes by every 15 mins and goes
between Liverpool and West Kirby (via
Birkenhead Bus Station).
To confirm that you would like to take part, please contact Geoff
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07896 837354
Field excursion to Eglwyseg escarpment &
Minera mines with Geoff Gilchrist
Field excursion to Ceiriog valley with Geoff
Field excursion to the Alexandria quarry,
Snowdonia with Dr. Alan Boyle
Field excursion to LLandudno with Prof.
Peter Burgess (TBC)