Outdoor Meetings

Hon. Excursions Sec.: Geoff Gilchrist

email: Gilchristge@gmail.com

phone: 0151 348 4437

mob: 07896 837 354

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General Information about Field Excursions

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.


Liverpool Geological Society event
Field excursion: Thurstaston Shore, Wirral.
Field Excursion Leader: Geoff Gilchrist

Date: Saturday 4th June 2022
Start time: 10.00 am.
Approximate finishing time: 12 noon.
Approximate walking distance: 1 km.
Terrain: An easy walk, mostly along the beach. There are easy access paths from the cliff top.
Meeting place: Meet at 10 am at Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre at end of Station Road, Thurstaston CH61 OHN. Lat/Long: 53°20′35.7′′N, 3°8′43.98′′W. There is plenty of on-site parking with an hourly charge (£1/hour). Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre will be open for toilet facilities.

Nearest station (for those travelling by train): West Kirby, but no local public transport. If travelling by train, it is a 5.5 km walk along the Wirral Way from the station to the meeting place, but with notice it may be possible to arrange a pickup from West Kirby.
Clothing and equipment needed (e.g. safety helmets, waterproofs, food, rucksack etc):  Strong footwear, high-vis jacket, waterproofs, and a safety helmet. Packed lunch suggested, although there are café facilities on site or close by.
Aim(s) of the visit: Consideration of the geological and geomorphological significance of the Dee estuary and adjacent land areas then a focus on the glacial till cliffs and beach.
If you wish to reserve a place on this excursion, please contact Geoff Gilchrist, Hon. Excursions Sec. by phone  0151 348 4437, mob: 07896 837 354 or email:  gilchristge@gmail.com.


Field excursion: Alexandra Slate Quarry
Field Excursion Leader: Alan Boyle
Date: Saturday 25th June 2022
Start time: 11:00 am
Approximate finish time: 16:00 pm
Approximate walking distance in km: 5km
Terrain: Follow footpaths up to and through a quarry. Elevation from ~260m up to ~420m Moel Tryfan) and back down on a grassy slope and then track:

Nearest station (for those travelling by train): Caernarfon, but no local public transport.
Clothing & equipment needed (e.g. helmets, waterproofs, food, rucksack etc):
Helmets are essential and hi-vis jacket/waistcoat advised, plus normal outdoor gear for geological fieldwork. If you have an android or ipad tablet, that would be useful. Alan will prepare some things to download beforehand. We can also do some things with a smartphone if you don’t have a tablet.
The site is a SSSI, so no hammers.
Aim(s) of the day: To investigate Cambrian-age sediments and the effects of the Caledonian Orogeny. We will also visit Moel Tryfan, which has a geological connection to Charles Darwin. It was on a visit to Moel Tryfan on 26 August 1842 that Charles Darwin developed his ideas of marine submergence through the reported discovery of marine fossils by Joshua Trimmer (1795-1857), a geologist employed on the Geological Survey of England.

If you wish to reserve a place on this excursion, please contact Geoff Gilchrist, Hon. Excursions Sec. by phone  0151 348 4437, mob: 07896 837 354 or email: gilchristge@gmail.com


Field excursion: Formby (a date for your diary)
This will take place on Saturday 9th July 2022 and our field excursion leader will be Hazel Clark. Details to follow in the next LGS Newsletter.