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 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.


Thursday 14 June 2018

Machen Quarry, Machen, Caerphilly, Wales

Carboniferous Limestone, splendid minerals, possibly fossils, structures
Leader: David Ward, RGS


If you had previously booked for the quarry visit and did not sign on the form on Monday 14th May can you please rebook by contacting David.

We will visit Machen Quarry on THURSDAY 14th June at 10.30

Machen Quarry is on the Carboniferous Limestone, on the South side of the S Wales coalfield. We will consider the structures of the area, the mineralogy and excavation techniques. There will be excellent opportunities to collect minerals.
We will also go to a viewpoint where we will have a good view of the S Wales Coalfield.

Travel will be by cars and passengers will pay £20.00 Please bring hand lenses, cameras, notebooks High vis jackets, hard hats and packed lunches.


Programme 2018

The programme for 2018 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.