Early June 2021 . . . .

At this point we still await a final Prime Ministerial Decision on possible re-opening of everything following the Covid Crises.  No way of knowing which way he will jump.

However:  Provided it is legal to do so, we intend the following activities through the summer.  Please note that 'Legal' condition, and check (for each trip) closer to the date.  Further information on this website when it becomes available, or contact the secretary through our Contact Page.

  • On  Saturday, July 17, Louis Golightley will lead the excursion to explore a most unusual structure that is exposed just in the Scottish Borders. (The location is approximately 2 miles NW of Carter Bar)


  • The next trip is to original sites of the Whin Sill on August 21st. with Ian Kille


  • Karl will lead a trip on 19th September to consider the enigmatic Burtreeford disturbance in upper Weardale.


Please: Not entirely because of the risk of Covid restrictions forcing a change of plan at short notice, we are asking members to let the Field Secretary know (via our Contact Page) if they intend to join each visit. This is a new approach that will help with the basic logistics of preparing resources. If members are able to offer a lift for any visit, please let him know.

The lecture programme is being organised by Professor Foulger as usual, but after some discussion it was decided that while there is a risk of Covid Restrictions we will offer lectures on Microsoft Teams (much like Zoom). Instruction will be provided if anyone is not familiar with it. It really is very simple.

We appreciate that members will be disappointed at the absence of a post-meeting social.

The programme will be exciting and deliver ‘cutting edge’ material by speakers from the USA. 

Again, details will be posted here when they are available.

Details of meetings of our sister organisation the Yorkshire Geological Society are available on their site at 


Two useful Field Guides (Northumbria and Yorkshire) have recently been made available in digital form on the BGS site. 

See our Local Geology page for details and links 

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