Field Meetings

Travel is by members’ cars or possibly a minibus if the numbers are sufficient, with costs shared between members at a standard rate. When a visit requires specific equipment – for instance hard hats, torches, wellingtons – you will be notified in advance. All attendees of one day field meetings are charged a standard amount of £1 towards leaders expenses. Other charges may also apply for specific visits.
Booking lists for the forthcoming field meetings are displayed at each lecture, but please contact David if you miss a lecture and want to know the details or book a place.
If you have suggestions for visits or would like to lead one, David would be delighted to hear from you. David Ward - 01344 483563
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Safety on field meetings is taken very seriously. Should you be unsure about either the risks involved or your ability to participate, you must seek advice from the leader. Please make sure you understand the risk assessment offered by the leader of the meeting and that you have the safety equipment specified. You must declare, at the time of booking, any disabilities or medical conditions that may affect your ability to safely attend this field meeting. In order to ensure the safety of all participants, the RGS reserves the right to limit or refuse attendance at field meetings. Minors must be accompanied by a parent, or another adult who accepts responsibility for the minor.


Saturday 21 October 2017

Ton-mawr Quarry, South Wales

Carboniferous Limestone, fossils, minerals, dolomitisation, structures
Leader: David Ward, RGS


This visit will examine the Carboniferous Limestones on the South side of the Coalfield. We will see structures and be able to collect calcite, baryte, pyrite, maybe galena and malachite. The afternoon will be spent in either another quarry, Cardiff Museum or on a stroll in the area.

Travel will be by car, cost to passengers £20 including the Toll, and a £1 attendance fee will be charged. Please bring cameras and notebooks, lunch and HAND LENSES

Programme 2017

The programme for 2017 as currently proposed is also available as a pdf document.

Other programmes

Previous years programmes and other programme information can be found on the About us page.