Outdoor Meetings

Hon. Excursions Sec.: Mike Stoddart

email: mike.stoddart@live.co.uk

phone: 0151 625 8939

mob: 07710 764 966

LGS at the Roaches

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. Field meetings are open to non-members (additional £2). Some field meetings may be physically demanding. If you are uncertain, please ask. Priority is given to Members.

Safety is taken very seriously. Please make sure that you study any risk assessment or safety briefing and that you have all the safety equipment and clothing specified for the field meeting.


29th-30th June

Field Excursion Title: Fossil trilobite collecting in Upper Gilwern Quarry near Llandrindrod Wells

Field Excursion Leader: Mike Stoddart

Details: This excursion will give you a chance to find Ordovician-age trilobites in Powys, mid-Wales. Mike Stoddart (LGS Excursions Secretary) has (privately) rented the Shepherd’s Hut at the Upper Gilwern Quarry for the weekend of 28-30 June.

The Hut, and quarry, are about a mile south-east of Llandrindod Wells and, as part of the rental, Mike will be allowed to bring up to ten fossil hunting guests at a time for a modest additional fee (£30) which is being covered by the LGS.

Contact details to reserve a place on this excursion: We have two spaces for people to join this excursion on Saturday 29th June but there is plenty of availability on Sunday 30th June. Please email our Field Excursion Secretary mike.stoddart@live.co.uk if you wish to attend on the Saturday or Sunday or if you need to cancel a previous reservation.

The site is 108 miles from Liverpool – a 2hr 37 minute drive according to Google – so members who have reserved a place on this excursion with Mike would be best advised to book their own accommodation in the Llandrindod Wells area for one or more nights.

For those wanting more information on the quarry site, you can look at this website

There is also an excellent overview of the site by UK Fossils at this UK fossil collecting website.

Sunday 7th July

Unfortunately, the field excursion to Austwick and the Craven Inlier has been cancelled.

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