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.


17 – 21 OCTOBER


This trip will start on Sunday evening 17 October, followed by four field days. A discounted accommodation rate has been arranged for five nights at the Bike and Boot Inn in Scarborough, which will be the field trip base. To make a booking with the hotel follow this link WEGA GROUP Scarborough

If you wish to stay additional nights (with discount of around 10% off full price rate) then please email the hotel at - indicating that you are part of the WEGA group.

It is fine if people wish to stay at alternative places in the area.


Everyone who wishes to join this trip and has made their accommodation reservation should let John McLellan know via email so a record can be kept of attendees.

In addition to the accommodation cost, you will need to provide a tutor contribution (WEGA is paying 50%) which will depend on the number of attendees but is likely to be £50 or maybe a bit less.  We will advise about this payment nearer the time.


There is no minibus provided, and so people should drive to the location.  Nearer the date a detailed itinerary will be available detailing meeting times and parking locations each day. If you wish to offer any car sharing places for the field days please let John know via email.


The geology is excellent and well exposed and accessible.  The trip will be led by Dr. Liam Herringshaw of Hull University and Will Watts, local geologist.  You can expect to see magnificent Jurassic and Cretaceous geology, collect fossils and see dinosaur footprints.


WEGA trips:


Field trips organised by the Bath Geological Society are posted at this link for 2018, and for the geology section of the Bristol Nats on their geology blog



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