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Hon. Excursions Sec.: Maggie
(Please note 2 e’s in maggiee)
Fieldwork Programme 2017-2018
Further details of these field visits will follow.
Maggie Williams (Hon. Excursions Sec.)
Sunday April 22nd 2018 The Roaches
Hunt & Hazel Clark
Geological Mapping for
To mark Earth Day we
shall visit the magnificent
Ramshaw Rocks, Hen
Cloud and Roaches area of
(recently featured in Britain’s Best
Walks). We shall walk about 4-5 miles
over gritstone moorlands on
sometimes steep, sandy paths through heather. Those with mobility
problems should be aware that some locations may be challenging –
please contact Chris for advice.
This will be a day-long taster of how geological maps are made. We shall
look briefly at the sedimentology of the Roaches Grit in the context of
“What is a mappable unit?” Then, many questions will be posed and
addressed such as – “How do we know where we are on the map?”; “How
do we measure structures and mark them on a map?”; “How do we know
where a geological boundary is?”
Depending upon the numbers attending, we shall have options of
mapping individually, in pairs or in small groups, helped by Chris and
Hazel. Please let Chris know at firstname.lastname@example.org of your
intention to attend so adequate provision for maps can be made and we
will wait for your arrival at the meet point.
There is no exact end time but expect to finish around 4pm – weather
Meet at 10am at the Tittesworth Reservoir Visitor Centre (ST13 8SW)
where there are toilets. As a travel time guide it takes about an hour and
15 mins from Burtonwood Services. Parking is charged here, so stay with
cars as we shall be moving on once everyone has arrived. Parking in
some of the field areas is a problem so please share lifts to keep cars to a
Walking boots, high viz jackets and safety helmets are advised. You will
also need to bring a clipboard/map board for mounting your base maps;
HB pencil, sharpener, rubber, coloured pencils and a large plastic bag to
protect your map if the weather is inclement. A small number of compass
clinometers will be available, but should you have one please bring it
A lunch stop will be taken at the appropriately named Rock Inn. Bring a
packed lunch or funds for food in the pub.
If the weather should turn out to be inclement mapping becomes very
difficult if not impossible! In this event the trip will concentrate on the
sedimentology of the Roaches Grit and will be shorter but may be
extended to visit Lud’s Church chasm for those prepared to walk a bit
There will be sheep and cattle in the area so please leave your dogs at
home or keep them on a lead at all times.
To confirm that you would like to take part and to offer or request a lift,
contact Maggie Williams Email: email@example.com or
Telephone: 0151 678 1994
Sunday 20th May 2018 Alderley Edge
Leader: Anton Petho
For this field visit there will be a surface walk in the morning looking at
host rock geology, followed by an afternoon trip underground to look at
how this affects the mineralization and mining method.
(The trip underground will be limited to 14, but others may join the group
for the morning walk around Alderley Edge. There is a recommended
donation of £7 per person for going into the mines.)
Sunday 24th June 2018 Garn Prys and Deganwy
Leader: Ray Humphreys
At Garn Prys there will be an opportunity to study a Silurian submarine
canyon and to ‘spot the fold’.
The visit to Deganwy will be to investigate Ordovician turbidites.
Early June or mid-July 2018 Park Hall County Park and Hume Quarry,
Sunday 8th July 2018
Leader(s): Peter & Maggie Williams
For this visit the Triassic rocks will be investigated in ‘The Play Canyon’.
The challenge will be to interpret the evidence from the rocks and from
the landscape to work out the geological history of the area. based on the
exposures in a quarry.
Third week in September 2018 Roussillon/Languedoc, France*
(Date to be confirmed)
Leader: Dr Roger Suthren
For this visit the geology & scenery of the Roussillon/Languedoc area will
*If you would like to express an interest in joining this excursion, please
send an email to Philip Firth using this address, Philip_firth@yahoo.com
Hen Cloud, the Roaches, Staffordshire, Peak District
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