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.

For a more specific listing, use the search bar, below, or select one of the following categories:
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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September 2019

Golden Cap Walk

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Golden Cap Holiday Park, Seatown
Chideock, Dorset DT6 6JX United Kingdom

An invigorating walk to the top of the highest point on England’s south coast – Golden Cap in West Dorset. This walk begins at Golden Cap Holiday Park at 10:30am, and will take you up and over Golden Cap itself, from where you can take in spectacular views across the Jurassic Coast. The walk will also take in the ruins of St. Gabriel’s Church, and the “secret beach” of St. Gabriel’s Mouth if access is available. Returning via the easier walking…

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DIGS AGM and general meeting

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dorset Wildlife Trust, Brooklands Farm, Forston
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7AA United Kingdom
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7:00 pm Tuesday 24 September (moved from 10 September)

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Clatworthy Reservoir, Brendon Hills, West Somerset

September 28
Clatworthy Reservoir, Public Car Park at Clatworthy Reservoir
Clatworthy, Somerset TA4 2EJ United Kingdom
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Local Geology Site (LGS) Conservation. This Field Trip (Day) is a continuation of the clearance work started at this Local Geology Site last Summer. We hope to reveal more of the geological structure of the site. This is a Local Geology Site consisting of three locations by Clatworthy Reservoir. Last year we cleared vegetation and soil from the outcrops to reveal a previously unknown fault within the Devonian Morte Slates. The plan now is to continue the clearance and also…

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Geology and Fossils, Lyme Regis

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wessex OUGS Field Trip: Geology and Fossils, Lyme Regis with Sam Scriven. A day studying the geology and fossils of the Lower Jurassic at Lyme Regis. Sunday, 29th September.

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October 2019

Sidmouth Science Festival

October 4 - October 13
Sidmouth Sidmouth, Devon United Kingdom

Sidmouth Science Festival started as a weekend event in 2012 and has grown to lasting 10 days now. It is aimed at all ages and abilities and most events are FREE. Some events have proved to be very popular and are repeated again this year whilst adding new events has helped to keep the Festival fresh. So visit Sidmouth Science Festival for hours of entertaining and thought-provoking events including talks and workshops. Learn about fossils, stars, energy, light, weather, brains,…

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When did the Moroccan High Atlas get high?

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dorset County Hall, Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ United Kingdom
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Lecture by Dr Sarah Boulton (University of Plymouth) Wednesday October 9 Dorset County Hall 7 pm

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Earth Science Week 2019

October 12 - October 20

Earth Science Week is an annual international celebration of the geology all around us. Through public events like geowalks, hands on activities, talks and open days, organisations and individuals aim to raise public awareness of geology and how it affects our lives.

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Holiday Rocks

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Broadmayne Village Hall, Cowleaze Rd, Broadmayne
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8EW
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Broadmayne  Village Hall. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Please consider telling us about your 'geology on holiday' memories. Let Kelvin or Alan know if you can help.

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November 2019

Dangerous Minerals!

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dorset County Hall, Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ United Kingdom
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Dangerous Minerals! Lecture: Dr Giles Droop   (University of Manchester, Rtd.) Wednesday 13 November 7 p.m. Dorset County Hall, Admission £5 Please note that this is a change to the original lecture programme. We hope to reschedule 'Sarsens: Troublesome Stones of Dubious Origin' by Dr Stewart Ullyott (University of Brighton, Rtd.) to a later date.

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DGAG Annual Dinner

November 16 @ 7:00 pm
Hotel Rembrandt, Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt, 12-18 Dorchester Road
Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7JU United Kingdom
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DGAG Annual Dinner at the Rembrandt Hotel, Weymouth. Guest Speaker: Dr. Jon Murden of Dorset County Museum. 7.00 p.m. Booking forms in the Newsletter or contact Kelvin

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