Tuesday, 9 June 2015

July 4th - Black Mountain, western Brecon Beacons

Just a few places left on the coach for this exciting Bath Geological Society field trip to be led by one of our favourite leaders, Dr. Geraint Owen from Swansea University!
The coach is picking up as follows:-
7.55 am. Leave Keynsham Football Club
8.05 am. Leave Bath Newbridge Park and Ride
8.10 am Leave Bath Queens Square
8.30 am  Leave Box Pharmacy
10.45 am ETA Brynammom:
3.30 Anticipated Return
Please email the field secretary to book your place as soon as possible.
Cost £25
The Black Mountain (Mynydd Du) is the western part of the Brecon Beacons. It lies within the Fforest Fawr Geopark and the Brecon Beacons National Park and is traversed by the Beacons Way. The geology comprises gently southward-dipping Palaeozoic strata on the north side (“North Crop”) of the South Wales Coalfield, ranging in age from late Silurian to late Carboniferous. As befits its location within the National Park, the area is scenically attractive, with extensive views to the south over the industrialised South Wales Coalfield and to the north into rural mid Wales. Although outside the area of coal-bearing rocks, the area contains an important legacy of extractive industries and associated infrastructure.
Several sites will be visited and the ground conditions may be rough and wet underfoot in places. Bring warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy, waterproof footwear. Please bring a packed lunch. Safety helmets are advisable at one site.
Further details and suggested reading list are available on request from the Society.

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