Friday, 21 October 2016

Next Week 24th to 30th October 2016


24th to 30th October 2016
The following is an extract from Bristol Geology Calendar
More details can be found in the Calendar and on the web sites of the relevant Society or organisation.


Mendip Rocks! - Cheddar Springs and Totty Pot
WhenMon, 24 October, 10:30 – 15:00
WhereMeet outside the National Trust shop and information centre in Cheddar Gorge ST 468543. (map)
DescriptionCheddar Springs and Totty Pot Guided Walk A walk with the AONB Volunteer Rangers exploring the source of springs in Cheddar - one of our most spectacular natural sites. 4 miles - strenuous climbs. Adults/children 11+. Packed lunch, walking boots/waterproofs. Donations £3pp. Meet outside the National Trust shop and information centre in Cheddar Gorge ST 468543. Booking essential Andy Mallender Tel: 01761 462338 Email:


Mendip Rocks! - Drystone Walling at Dolebury Warren
WhenWed, 26 October, 10:00 – 15:00
WhereDolebury Warren (map)
DescriptionDrystone Walling at Dolebury Warren Learn the ancient skill of drystone walling on a practical task day with Mendip Hills AONB volunteer team and Avon Wildlife Trust. Details sent after booking. Free event Boots/waterproofs/packed lunch and drinks. Booking: Tel: 01761 462338 Email: Nic Penn

Mendip Rocks! - Cheddar Gorge Family Fun Day
WhenThu, 27 October, 12:00 – 16:00
WhereNational Trust Information Centre Cheddar Gorge BS27 3QE. (map)
DescriptionCheddar Gorge Family Funday Come along to the National Trust Information Centre in Cheddar Gorge for a FREE afternoon of activities with the Mendip Hills AONB team. National Trust Information Centre Cheddar Gorge BS27 3QE. Suitable for families, indoors and easy access. Car parking nearby in Cheddar, short walk from event. No need to book. Details: Andy Mallender, 01761 462338 Free but donations to Mendip Rocks! welcome.

Dave Green - Geology of the Wye Valley
WhenThu, 27 October, 19:30 – 20:30
WhereHeld at 6th form and adult education centre John Kyrle High School, Ross on Wye (map)
DescriptionGeology of the Wye Valley and its tributaries This 10 week course, starting on Thursday September 22nd, aims to familiarise you with the geology of this part of western Britain. A 10 week, class-based course (with the possibility of day or residential field trip(s)). The course will examine the geology of the Wye and its tributaries (including the Ithon, Lugg, Arrow, Frome, Honddu, Dore, Garron, Monnow and Troddi) from its source on Plynlimon to the sea; including places such as Rhyader, Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Leominster, Kington, Presteigne, Hay, Hereford, Ross and Chepstow. The geology covers a vast range of geological time – from the late Pre Cambrian (the oldest rocks in southern Britain, dated at 715 million years), through Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous to the Triassic (200 million years), a journey which took us from near the South Pole, across the Equator to 30oNorth Held at 6th form and adult education centre John Kyrle High School, Ross on Wye. Cost £45. Contact Paul Mason on 01989 760399. Enrol before 15th September.

Mendip Rocks! -Velvet Bottom & Gruffy Ground Walk & Armchair Caving Talk
WhenFri, 28 October, 14:00 – 15:00
DescriptionFriday 28th October 2pm-5.30pm Velvet Bottom & Gruffy Ground Walk & Armchair Caving Talk Walk to see cave remains above ground at Velvet Bottom and Gruffy Ground - Somerset Wildlife Trust reserves - followed by indoor "armchair caving talk" at St Hugh's Church opposite Charterhouse Centre. Charterhouse Centre, BS40 7XR. Boots/waterproofs. Booking: Andy Mallender Tel: 01761 462338 Email: Donations welcome £3pp. Max 20.

South Wales Geologists' Association Lecture
WhenSaturday, 29 Oct 2016
WhereCardiff (map)
DescriptionSaturday 29th October: (Cardiff) Weaubleau structure in west-central Missouri: Three strikes and the serial impact hypothesis is out! Professor Kevin Evans ( Missouri)
Mendip Rocks! - Festival Finale!
WhenSat, 29 October, 09:30 – 16:00
WhereWells Museum, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE. (map)
DescriptionUnderground and Overground in the Mendip Hills Celebrating the 450 million year history of the Mendip Hills £10 to include ploughman’s lunch, tea and cake A day of lectures and lunch, celebrating the finale of Mendip Rocks! 2016. Speakers include: Alan Gray -"Ochre & Mineral mining on the Mendip Hills/Mendip Caves & Cave Registry". Duncan Price - "Deepest Mendip" - cave dives to the source of the Mendip’s largest springs. Dr Chris King "Mendip Volcanoes" – the Silurian era produced the oldest rocks in Somerset Les Davies MBE "Mendip Hills Through the Time Tunnel". Local fossil collections on display and view the “Mendip Rocks! Box”. Somerset Geology Group table. Wells Museum, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE. Booking via Wells Museum Tel : 01749 671779 Email: Wells Museum

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