Field trips

The position of Field Secretary position is now filled by John McLellan.  There have been a number of trips over the past few years such as to the Mendips, Northern Pennines and the Colorado Plateau in the USA. Field trips are also organised by the Bath Geological Society and the Bristol Nats (geology section), and there are reciprocal arrangements for members of each of these three groups to attend any of the other group's trips.





Friday 21 October, Group arrive by personal transport between 5 to 6pm for check-in and briefing, plus evening meal, included in cost.


Saturday 22 October: Field locations day with guide/lecturer. Using our own cars on shared or individual basis. Packed lunch included.  Back for evening meal at the centre, included in cost.


Sunday 23 October: As for Saturday.


Monday 24 October: As for Saturday and Sunday, but allowing an itinerary for those who choose to depart in the afternoon.


Tuesday 25 October, depart after breakfast.


The field locations will be a mix, reflecting the varied and distinctive geology of the Lake District.


The cost per participant will be £289, inc three night (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) dinner, bed and breakfast and packed lunch.  This is a field study centre and accommodation is potentially shared, with someone of the same sex, so you may wish to think who you would like to share with in advance.  It maybe single occupancy is available depending on how busy the centre becomes that weekend. (they are not expecting to be busy currently).


For those choosing to stay the Monday night (24 October) as well, the additional cost will be £66.


In order to confirm your participation in the event, we do need a deposit please of £100 per person, which will be collected by our treasurer Judy Hible (email :


Please advise me, as Field Secretary that you are coming on the trip.  Or please email me with any questions:

WEGA trips:

Download the field report of the Northern Pennine field trip in 2013