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, high visibility jackets – you will be notified in advance.
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 485021
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All attendees need to sign a Risk Assessment Document
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. By signing up to a field meeting you are confirming you have read this safety briefing note, are accepting the risks and responsibilities and are permitting the RGS to keep your contact details for the duration of the trip.


Wednesday 13 July 2022

Vallis Vale and Tedbury Camp, Somerset

Leader: Dr. Doug Robinson

A one way walk along the valley from the eastern end at Hapsford to the western end at Mells – about 5km distance. The walk doesn’t involve great slopes except in heading up and then down from the Tedbury Camp stop.

The main stops on route are:

1. Upper Triassic, Penarth Group sequence unconformably overlying Carboniferous limetone

2. De La Beche unconformity with horizontal Inferior Oolite overlying Carboniferous Vallis Limestone (pictured).

3. Tedbury Camp - again with inferior oolite overlying dipping Carboniferous Limestone. Large area of the unconformity surface to examine and find fossils and fossil burrows.

4. Steeply dipping Clifton Down Limestone – good bioclastic limestone, and the area in which the main Fussell iron works dating from 1744 were established.

Along the valley there are also varied other outcrops to have a look at.

Programme 2022

The programme for 2022 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.