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The Summer Programme for 2020 is still in preparation.

Details of the 2019 trips have been left up (at the bottom of this page) to give visitors an idea of what we do.

Any offers to lead field trips, or other suggestions, would be welcome - please use the 'Contact Us' button. 

Before coming on one of our trips please

read the Fieldwork Code

Summer 2020

So far, we have dates and approximate destinations - further details will be added as soon as they are available.

 April 18th                North Northumberland

 May 16th                 Millfield area, Wooler

 June 6th                  Teesdale

 July 11                     Carter Bar volcanics

 August 23               Whin Sill sites

 September12th    Weardale

Date:   April 14th 2019 (old information!).

 

Leader:            Gordon Liddle

 

Aims:   Investigation of the post glacial development of Ouseburn

            Experience the coal transportation route ofVictoria Tunnel and its history.

 

Meet:     At 13.00 at top of the road leading into Ouseburn.  OS explorer 316. 262 647.

               (Biscuit Factory is at 258 646, leader will be there from 12.00.)

 

Duration: 13.00 to 16.00

Further details HERE (.docx format - if you need a different format please use contact form.)

 

Date:         Sunday 19th May 2019 (old information!)                               

 

Leader:      Lesley Collins

 

Aim:            To investigate the Closehouse-Lunedale Fault system and
                   the unique mineralisation of the Whin Dykes at Closehouse

 

Meet:         At 10.15 at Wemmergill Estate track gate on B6276 road,

                   Grid Ref NY873212, c. 6 miles S of Middleton-in-Teesdale on the right -hand side,

                   c. 7 miles north of Brough-under-Stainmore on the left-hand side

Duration:   10.30 am to 4 pm.  Total walk length c. 3 miles.

Further details HERE (.docx format - if you need a different format please use contact form.)

 
 

Date:         Sunday 9th June  2019 (old information!)                              

 

Date:               Sunday 9th June 2019

 

Leader:            Dr Ian Kille

 

Aim:                The aim of the walk is to explore the early Carboniferous sedimentary sequences exposed here which are rich in variety and sedimentary textures as well as fossiliferous in places. 

Meet:              11.00 at the south end of Spittal Promenade. GR NU011508.

 

Duration         11.00 start, and the walk should be concluded by about 16:00

Further details HERE (.docx format - if you need a different format please use contact form.)

Date:               Sunday 7th July 2019 (old information!)

 

Leader:            Karl Egeland-Eriksen.

 

Aim:                To investigate some of the lower units of the Permian Magnesian Limestone including the Raisby Formation, Residue of the Hartlepool Anhydrite Formation, Concretionary Limestone Formation and the unique algal Trow Point Bed.

                                                                                                                         

Meet:              at 10.00 at Public car park (pay and display), South Shields (Trow Quarry). GR NZ382667.

                       

Duration of trip:        10 am to 4 pm.

Further details HERE (.docx format - if you need a different format please use contact form.)

 

Date:         Saturday 3rd August  2019 (old information!)    

                        

Coldingham and the Linkim Shore   

  

Leader:            Louis Golightley. (07933 036227 on trip day only, please)

 

Aim:                To explore the Coldingham and Lastingham beds.

 

Meet:              10.00 at Car park (free) opposite St Vedas Hotel, Coldingham sands, Berwickshire, grid ref NT918 666

 

Duration:        10.00. (Low water is at 11.18) to approximately 16.00 back at car park.  (See logistics in 'further details')

Further details HERE (.docx format - if you need a different format please use contact form.)

 
 

Date:         Sunday 29th September  2019 (old information!)                              

SEAHAM REVISITED:  SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW!

 

Leader:            Dr Andy Lane

 

Aims:   Over the last year or so, various local geology groups have visited sites in the Seaham area, but such is the scope of the geology there, that there is always something new to look at, or look at in a slightly different way.  So, even though this excursion is breaking no new ground, hopefully there will be something of interest for all in the Permian Magnesian Limestone, and the Coal Measures geology.

           

Meet:              at 10.00 hrs the cliff top car park north of Seaham, opposite Seaham Hall. The cafe here includes toilets and purportedly serves the best bacon sandwich in the area.  (Landranger Sheet88, Grid Ref 422508).                                             

High Tide is at c 10.45hrs.

Further details HERE (.docx format - if you need a different format please use contact form.)