YORKSHIRE GEOLOGY MONTH
Programme for all Yorkshire Geological Society members and the general public through May 2017
Wednesday 3rd May at 7.30pm. (Title to be announced) a lecture organised by the Geology Group of the York Philosophical Society.
Café Scientifique, Coney Street, York. For updated information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 6th May at 1.15pm: Roundhay Park Guided Walk, Leeds (West Yorkshire Geological Trust)
Organised by Friends of Roundhay Park; meet at the Mansion House Visitor Centre, Postcode: LS9 2JL, NGR. 330383. (approx.. 2.5 miles)
Sunday 7th May at 10.15am. The Yoredale Series and Secrets of Wet Grooves. Leader: Lesley Collins for the Craven and Pendle Geological Society.
Linked morning and afternoon walks, both starting and finishing at Askrigg village. Walk 1 will focus on Carboniferous stratigraphy and resulting topography including the impressive, but little known, Mill Gill Force. Walk 2 will visit the Ballowfields Nature Reserve and old mine workings. Meet at Askrigg village centre (NGR: SD 948910), by the Church (DL8 3HL). Free parking in small village car park and by the Church. Village shop, 2 cafes and 3 Pubs. Public toilets available at all times in the Village (Temperance) Hall. Please book places by contacting the leader on Lesley@lc2210.plus.com
Sunday 7th May (morning) Cemetery Walk in Hull: Hull Geological Society, . Leader: Mike Horne. Booking is required. Contact the leader on 01482 346784
Thursday 11th May at 7.15pm. Lecture: Imaging Life on Earth: Professor Phil Manning (Manchester University)
organised by the Leeds Geological Association. Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, Leeds University.
Saturday 13th May from 10am. “Rock and Fossil Roadshow” at the Treasure House, Beverley. Organised by the Hull Geological Society.
Saturday 20th May at 10.30am. “The Lower Cretaceous rocks of Claxby Mine”. Leader: Paul Hildreth, Yorkshire Geological Society.
This is a two hour geology-focussed event contributing to the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival. It is a short walk over a steep hillside and rough ground above Claxby village to examine rock exposures which provide clues to the changing environmental conditions over a period of about 50 million years during the Early Cretaceous. We shall also consider the making of the Lincolnshire landscape and note the stratigraphic position of the Claxby Ironstone. There are other walks available on the day including an afternoon visit to the Claxby Mine, led by an industrial archaeologist, for which this walk provides the geological background. Meet at the the Viking Centre, Pelham Road, Claxby, Lincolnshire. (Postcode: LN8 3YR).
Sunday 28th May at 10.30am for 10.45am start. Reefs and mineral veins of Castleton, Derbyshire; Leader: Paul Hildreth, Yorkshire Geological Society.
A circular walk of about 8km past the Treak Cliff Lower Carboniferous reef via the Mam Tor landslip and crossing numerous mineral veins to descend Cave Dale for the return to Castleton. Meet at the car park in front of the entrance to Winnats Pass (NGR: SK 140828). The visit is for the Brigg Geology Group and aimed at the amateur enthusiast and geologists of the future.
Wednesday 31st May at 11am. The geology of the Ingleton Inlier. Leaders: Bill Paley and Paul Hildreth, Yorkshire Geological Society.
A circular walk following the Ingleton Falls Walk trail to view some of the oldest rocks exposed in Yorkshire. This is a nostalgic trip for the leaders who both mapped the area as undergraduates. The route includes spectacular waterfalls, including Thornton Force, the Craven Faults and a magnificent example of an angular unconformity. Meet in the Falls Walk car park (NGR: SD 693732. Postcode: LA6 3ET). There is a charge for entrance to the Falls Walk. See http://www.ingletonw...o.uk/information
for up-to-date price details.