Dartmoor

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 … Continue reading "Dartmoor"

£2.00

Portishead

Portishead

This is a field-trip postponed from 2019. The original plan is outlined below:    Meet at 10.30 am at the western end of the esplanade at Portishead (café and toilets, see map). Nearest postcode to meet location: BS20 7HU.   Then walk SW along the Severn Estuary foreshore looking at Devonian Old Red Sandstone sediments … Continue reading "Portishead"

Goat Island and the Slabs – Undercliffs NNR

Stepps Lane Stepps Lane, Axmouth, Devon

A unique chance to explore the landslip geomorphology and coastal geology of the Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs National Nature Reserve. Leader: DGAG member Geoff Rowland, who has become familiar with the Undercliffs NNR from volunteer conservation work with Natural England, EuCAN Dorset and the Axe Vale & District Conservation Society. We will walk into … Continue reading "Goat Island and the Slabs – Undercliffs NNR"

In the Footsteps of William Smith

Monkton Combe Village Hall, Monkton Combe, Somerset

Portrait of William Smith aged 68 (courtesy of The Geological Society)   This walk has been rescheduled from an original date in October 2021.   William Smith came up with many of his ideas while working as surveyor on the Somerset Coal Canal from 1793 to 99, including the idea for making the world's first … Continue reading "In the Footsteps of William Smith"

£2

Fleet Lagoon Walk

Moonfleet Manor Hotel Moonfleet Manor, Fleet Road, Weymouth, Dorset

A journey towards the core... of the Weymouth Anticline. The Fleet shore has a number of Geological Conservation Review (GCR) locations and includes Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with a geological focus. However, nearby parking is limited and there is restricted access to privately-owned parts of the shore. This walk, led by Geoff Rowland … Continue reading "Fleet Lagoon Walk"

£2

Holiday Rocks

Broadmayne Village Hall Cowleaze Rd, Broadmayne, Dorchester, Dorset

Holiday Rocks: Geological talks at Broadmayne Village Hall. Tea and cake will be provided in the interval. Please let Kelvin know if you are attending as we need to plan refreshments. There will be a charge of £2 towards the costs of hall hire and refreshments. Any help with kitchen duties would also be appreciated.

£2

Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster High St, Wimborne Minster, Wimborne, Dorset

The Minster authorities have agreed to private supervised DGAG Field Trip access into St Cuthburga’s Church, Wimborne from 3.00pm to 5.00pm Saturday 6th November accompanied by Minster Friends. Those booking should please meet at 2.15 pm in the North Porch with a brolly, if possibly wet, and outdoor clothing to quickly circumvent the exterior in … Continue reading "Wimborne Minster"

£2

Christmas Workshop

Broadmayne Village Hall Cowleaze Rd, Broadmayne, Dorchester, Dorset

Christmas Workshop with buffet lunch at Broadmayne Village Hall. 10.00am-3.00pm Booking required for display tables and/or lunch (£3). If you just turn up you'll still be very welcome but we can't guarantee there'll be lunch for you!

£3

DGAG AGM

Annual General Meeting for the Dorset Geologists' Association Group. Given the current COVID uncertainty due to the Omicron variant, the AGM will be coducted as a virtual meeting via Zoom.

The Geological Structural Evolution of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

John Whites Rectory at the Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester

A Dorset Geologists' Association Group (DGAG) talk by Vincent Shepard Starting promptly at 7:00pm and finishing at 8:00pm on Thursday 24 Feb 2022. Venue: John Whites Rectory at the Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester DT11XA Lecture Entry Cost: £6 (£5 for DGAG members) collected on room entry Booking a seat: Contact DGAG events … Continue reading "The Geological Structural Evolution of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site"

£5

Symondsbury Geowalk – RESCHEDULED

Rescheduled from March 3 due to bad weather. Please Email Richard Hallett to register and for further details. Non-members welcome; sorry…. no dogs.

£2

Geowalk from Corfe Castle

The next geowalk is on Saturday 2nd April, start at 10:15am, finish by 3pm. To reserve a space please e-mail me with your mobile contact number (richard.rh.hallett@outlook.com) and I shall send you further details. What/Where: A circular walk along bridleways, footpaths and minor road from Corfe Castle westwards to Ridgeway Hill and Creech Barrow Hill and … Continue reading "Geowalk from Corfe Castle"

£2

Geowalk 3: Acton – Langton Matravers – Dancing Ledge

Geowalk 3: Acton - Langton Matravers - Dancing Ledge The next geowalk is on Thursday 5th May, start at 10:15am, finish by 3pm. It is a group walk (max. 15), start and finish together. To reserve a space please e-mail me with your mobile contact number (richard.rh.hallett@outlook.com) and I shall send you further details. -------- … Continue reading "Geowalk 3: Acton – Langton Matravers – Dancing Ledge"

£2

Holiday Rocks Workshop – Broadmayne Village Hall

Broadmayne Village Hall Cowleaze Rd, Broadmayne, Dorchester, Dorset

Our autumnal geological get together at Broadmayne Village Hall. Dorset Geologist’s Association Group (DGAG) will host the annual Holiday Rocks workshop on Saturday 22 October 2022. Theme: People bring and share their rocks they saw or collected on holiday or other occasions. Speakers: Anyone is welcome to share tales of their holiday rocks or indeed … Continue reading "Holiday Rocks Workshop – Broadmayne Village Hall"

£2