© Liverpool Geological Society

OUTDOOR MEETINGS

    
 Founded 1859
Registered Charity No: 500067

LIVERPOOL

GEOLOGICAL

SOCIETY

159th Session
Hon. Excursions Sec.: Maggie Williams email: williams.maggiee@gmail.com (Please note 2 e’s in maggiee)

Fieldwork Programme 2017-2018 Session

Further details of these field visits will follow. 

Maggie Williams (Hon. Excursions Sec.)

Sunday April 22nd2018 The Roaches

Leader(s): Chris Hunt & Hazel Clark

Geological Mapping for Beginners To mark Earth Day we shall visit the magnificent Ramshaw Rocks,  Hen Cloud and Roaches area of North Staffordshire (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 chris1972scfc@outlook.com 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 dependent. Logistics 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 minimum. 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 along 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 further. 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: williams.maggiee@gmail.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, Stoke-on-Trent

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.

First week in October 2018 Roussillon/Languedoc, France*

(Date to be confirmed)

Leader: Dr Roger Suthren

For this visit the geology & scenery of the Roussillon/Languedoc area will be studied. *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 Credit: Pahazzard Published under the Creative Commons Attribution- Share Alike 4.0 International licence.

OUTDOOR

MEETINGS

    
© Liverpool Geological Society

Liverpool Geological

Society

159 th session
Registered Charity No: 500067
Hon. Excursions Sec.: Maggie Williams email: williams.maggiee@gmail.com (Please note 2 e’s in maggiee)

Fieldwork Programme 2017-2018

Session

Further details of these field visits will follow. 

Maggie Williams (Hon. Excursions Sec.)

Sunday April 22nd 2018 The Roaches

Leader(s): Chris

Hunt & Hazel Clark

Geological Mapping for Beginners To mark Earth Day we shall visit the magnificent Ramshaw Rocks, Hen Cloud and Roaches area of North Staffordshire (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 chris1972scfc@outlook.com 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 dependent. 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 minimum. 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: williams.maggiee@gmail.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,

Stoke-on-Trent

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 be studied. *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 Credit: Pahazzard Published under the Creative Commons Attribution- Share Alike 4.0 International licence.