Outdoor Meetings

Hon. Excursions Sec.: Geoff Gilchrist

email: Gilchristge@gmail.com

phone: 0151 348 4437

mob: 07896 837 354

FIELD EXCURSIONS & COVID

As a result of Covid 19 restrictions most field excursions have been postponed to be rescheduled at a later date. There will be an urban geology trail on Sunday 22nd August, a coastal trail on Saturday 4th September and a trail along the Neston Rail cutting on Saturday 16th October. Details below:

Field excursion on Saturday 16th October 2021

Neston Rail cutting

Neston Rail cutting. Photo © Jeff Buck (cc-by-sa/2.0)

The Neston rail cutting is a Regionally Important Geological Site (RIGS) and this trail is an easy walk along the Wirral Way. The total walking distance will be about 1 mile.
Meet at 10 am at the Lees Lane car park* where there is free parking. The approximate finishing time will be 12.30 pm.

Wirral Way, Neston. Photo © Jeff Buck (cc-by-sa/2.0)

*Map reference: SJ 306 776

What three words: obscuring.stretcher.flats

Plus Code: 7XR5+7C Neston

Please note:
1. Parts of the path can be very muddy and you are advised to wear strong walking shoes or boots.
2. You should wear/carry appropriate clothing for the weather conditions expected at this time of the year.
3.  If the weather is very wet, we will not run this excursion.

15 places are available. If you wish to reserve a place on this excursion, please contact Geoff Gilchrist (Excursions Secretary) by email or ‘phone: 

The health and safety of participants continues to be a priority, so please ensure you have a face mask with you, keep socially distanced and use hand gel. We also ask that, if participants are feeling unwell, they stay at home and get well rather than join the group for this event.

Field excursion Saturday 4th September 2021

Wirral coastal defences Kings Parade to Leasowe Bay

Part of the sea defences. North West Wirral coast

Meet at 11 am at the Coast Guard Station, near junction of Harrison Drive and Kings Parade. [53 26 03.01 N.    3 04 31.10 W]. Plenty of free parking on Kings Parade. If travelling by train arrive at Wallasey Grove Road and depart from Moreton.

An easy walk (approx. 4 miles) along the sea defences to observe how effective they have been since their installation in the 1970s.

Approximate finishing time 2 pm.

Unknown if public toilets will be available.

Ensuring the health and safety of participants continues to be a priority, so please ensure you have a face mask with you, keep socially distanced and use hand gel.

We also ask, if participants are feeling unwell, that they stay at home and get well rather than join the group for this coastal trail. 

If you have signed up to join the field excursion, but are unable to make it for any reason, please contact the secretary (07784720551) so that we are not waiting for you to arrive.

LGS members in front of Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight village, Wirral.

Field excursion Sunday 22nd August 2021: Rock around Port Sunlight, Wirral – urban geology trail with Maggie & Peter Williams

The aim of this geological trail is to introduce the rocks and man-made materials used in the buildings and paving around Port Sunlight village, Wirral.

Meet at 10.30 am at the War Memorial* in the middle of The Causeway in Port Sunlight village. There is plenty of free parking on The Causeway and adjacent roads. If travelling by train arrive at Port Sunlight station.

*What 3 words: https://w3w.co/hidden.apply.tidy *Map reference: SJ 337 845

This urban geology trail is an easy walk (approx. 2 miles) around the village. The approximate finishing time is 12.30 pm.

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 handlens.

15 places are available. Please contact Maggie Williams via 07784 720 551 or email: lgssecretary19@gmail.com if you wish to reserve a place.

Ensuring the health and safety of participants continues to be a priority, so please ensure you have a face mask with you, keep socially distanced and use hand gel. We also ask, if participants are feeling unwell, that they stay at home and get well rather than join the group for this urban trail. We also ask, if participants are feeling unwell, that they stay at home and get well rather than join the group for this urban trail.

The Quadrangle, University of Liverpool © Alan Clague

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.

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.

For advice about fieldwork safety, risk assessment and the clothing and equipment required for the terrain and conditions in which you are likely to be working, there is useful information available here.