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Hon. Excursions Sec.: Maggie
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Fieldwork Programme 2017-2018
Further details of these field visits will follow.
Maggie Williams (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
Update on the next LGS field excursion to Garn Prys and Deganwy
on Sunday 24th June 2018
Apologies – the field excursion to Garn Prys and Deganwy has been
cancelled because so few people have signed up for this excursion.
(It seems that most LGS members will be watching the football on
Sunday instead of enjoying the great geology and fine weather in
We do hope to run this excursion next year.
Sunday 8th July 2018 Park Hall Country Park, Stoke-on-Trent and
Hulme Quarry Field Excursion
Leaders Maggie & Peter Williams:
The aim of the day will be to work out the geological history of the
Park Hall Country Park area based on the Hulme Quarry exposures
of Triassic rocks. The site is designated as a national nature Reserve
as well as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
You need to wear normal walking clothes and sturdy walking boots
with good ankle support. You are advised to bring waterproofs,
high-viz jackets and safety helmets. You may find it useful to have
the OS Map: Landranger Sheet 118. The total walking distance is
about 2km. Paths are public paths. Most are well-maintained, but
the site is a disused quarry which is now partly overgrown with
gorse, broom and birch trees and criss-crossed with many small
tracks. You will be looking at exposed cliff sections.
Directions: Hulme Quarry is located to the east of Stoke-on-Trent,
about 1km north-east of Longton. The site is best approached from
the A520 (Weston Road). At Weston Coyney, take the B5040 (Park
Hall Road) for 1.5km and turn right into Hulme Road. Drive past the
“Fort” car park and take the next right into “Gulch” car park
(signposted). There is parking for several cars here and public
Meet at Grid Reference SJ930447 in the “Gulch” car park at 10.30am.
The estimated time in the field will be 2 hours 30 minutes.
Bring a packed lunch if you wish to stay in the Park Hall Country
Park at the end of the field excursion. If you wish to visit a local pub
for lunch there are two within easy reach: The Candlesticks, Hulme,
Stoke-on-Trent ST3 5BQ and The Red Cow, Ash Bank Rd, Werrington,
Stoke-on-Trent ST9 0DT.
At the end of this field excursion you may wish to take the
opportunity to visit the 725-acre outdoor family attraction housing
a shopping village, gardens and woodlands at Trentham Gardens,
Trentham Estate, Stone Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8JG.
To confirm that you would like to take part, please contact Maggie
720 551. Please let Maggie know if you wish to offer or request a lift.