Welcome to the official website of the Dorset Geologists’ Association Group (DGAG).

Upcoming events of general geological interest in Dorset, and the surrounding region, are listed below.

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Dorset Geologists’ Association Group (DGAG), Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire.

Get involved! For geoconservation work parties, see the Dorset’s Important Geological Sites (DIGS) events list.

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March 2020

DGAG Events and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 19 - June 30

In view of current Government advice concerning the Coronavirus pandemic we must regrettably postpone or cancel our planned events, including evening lectures and field trips. The following events are postponed until further notice: Wednesday April 8th: DGAG Lecture: ‘Carbonate concretions in the Dorset Jurassic’. Saturday April 25th: Field-trip to Portishead. Wednesday 20th May: Field-trip to Vale of Wardour. May's GeoWeek activities are also likely to be severely affected. This year's Lyme Regis Fossil Festival has been provisionally rescheduled for the…

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June 2020

Dartmoor

June 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
£2.00

DGAG Field Trip. Leader Alan Holiday. Includes visits to Haytor, Two Bridges Quarry, Burrator Reservoir and Merivale Quarry. Detailed itinerary: Take A35 to Exeter then follow M5 around Exeter. Take A38 (signposted for Plymouth) at end of motorway section. Take A382 Bovey Tracey road. Then follow B3344 and look for Haytor sign. Park at third car park nearest to Haytor. There are toilets at the first car park. Locality 1: Haytor. GR SX 7587 73. Granite varieties - Tor Granite…

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Chichester Harbour

June 14
£2.50

Wessex OUGS Field Trip. Leader David Bone. For further details and booking see Wessex OUGS Events

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July 2020

Studland

July 5
£2.50

Dorset geology, archaeology and history. Wessex OUGS Field Trip. Leader Kelvin Huff. Further details and booking from Wessex OUGS Events.

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September 2020

Horn Park

September 6
£2.50

Horn Park Quarry, National Nature Reserve and surrounding area. Wessex OUGS Field Trip. Leader Dr Bob Chandler. For futher information and booking see Wessex OUGS Events.

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The Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark

September 11 - September 14

DGAG Residential Weekend. We will be visiting the Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark on the weekend of the 11th to 14th September 2020. Please note that this is a change from the original dates in May. It should be a fabulous trip to a fascinating area in terms of its geology. The region is the source of vast quantities of minerals that powered the industrial revolution. The oldest rock layers are limestones and shales full of shelly fossils and coral…

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Lyme Regis: Geology and Fossils

September 20
£2.50

Wessex OUGS Field Trip. Leaders: Sam Scriven and Chris Readman. For further details and booking see Wessex OUGS Events.

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October 2020

Conservation on a Dorset RIGS

October 18
£2.50

Combined OUGS/DIGS field trip/geoconservation work party. Leader: Alan Holiday. Further details and booking from Wessex OUGS Events.

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November 2020

Bowleaze Cove: introduction to geology

November 1
Bowleaze Cove Dorset United Kingdom
£2.50

Wessex OUGS Field Trip: Leader Alan Holiday. Further details and booking from Wessex OUGS Events.

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DGAG Annual Dinner 2020

November 28
Hotel Rembrandt, Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt, 12-18 Dorchester Road
Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7JU United Kingdom
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Provisionally booked at the Hotel Rembrant, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7JU. More details and booking arrangements to follow...

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