© Liverpool Geological Society

OUTDOOR MEETINGS

Founded 1859
Registered Charity No: 500067
Hon. Excursions Sec.: Geoff Gilchrist email: Gilchristge@gmail.com 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 participants. 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 -

2019/2020

2019 5th Oct Field Excursion Leader: Dr Maggie Williams Start time: 10.30am 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 required. Car parking: 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 of Liverpool. 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 have discovered! 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 Philharmonic Hall). To confirm that you would like to take part, please contact Geoff Gilchrist email: gilchristge@gmail.com Mobile: 07896 837354 20th Oct 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 jacket. 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 Gilchrist. Email: gilchristge@gmail.com Mobile: 07896 837354
2nd May Field excursion to Eglwyseg escarpment & Minera mines with Geoff Gilchrist 17th May Field excursion to Ceiriog valley with Geoff Gilchrist 30th May Field excursion to the Alexandria quarry, Snowdonia with Dr. Alan Boyle 14th Jun Field excursion to LLandudno with Prof. Peter Burgess (TBC)

OUTDOOR

MEETINGS

© Liverpool Geological Society
Registered Charity No: 500067

Fieldwork Programme 2019-2020

Session

Further details of these field visits will follow.

Geoff Gilchrist (Gilchristge@gmail.com)

phone: 0151 348 4437 mob: 07896 837 354
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 participants. 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.
2nd May Field excursion to Eglwyseg escarpment & Minera mines with Geoff Gilchrist 17th May Field excursion to Ceiriog valley with Geoff Gilchrist 30th May Field excursion to the Alexandria quarry, Snowdonia with Dr. Alan Boyle 14th Jun Field excursion to LLandudno with Prof. Peter Burgess (TBC)

161st Session programme -

2019/2020

2019 5th Oct Field Excursion Leader: Dr Maggie Williams Start time: 10.30am 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 required. Car parking: 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 of Liverpool. 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 have discovered! 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 Philharmonic Hall). To confirm that you would like to take part, please contact Geoff Gilchrist email: gilchristge@gmail.com Mobile: 07896 837354 20th Oct 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 jacket. 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 Gilchrist. Email: gilchristge@gmail.com Mobile: 07896 837354