Field Trip Essentials

Regional Weather Forecast for South West England
Coastal Weather Forecast for Weymouth and Lyme Bay
Tide Times, East of Portland
Tide Times, West of Portland
Firing Times, Lulworth Ranges


Burngate Purbeck Stone Centre charitable  trust for stone carving
Dorset Building Stone the building stones used in Dorset’s historic churches and other buildings
Dorchester and District U3A – Geology University of the Third Age
Dorset Environmental Records Centre (DERC) biological and geological data for the county
Dorset RIGS Local Geological Sites (Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites)

Geologists’ Association for all geologists, both professional and amateur
Jurassic Coast Trust responsible for the Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Coast
Jurassic Coast Trust Ambassadors volunteer advocates for the Jurassic Coast
Russell Society the conservation of minerals and the preservation of mineralogical sites
Somerset Geology Group to conserve and promote the geodiversity of Somerset
Southampton Mineral and Fossil Society to foster interest and expertise in the collecting, conservation and identification of minerals and fossils
Stamford and District Geological Society geology and palaeontology in Lincolnshire
Ussher Society Geology and Geoscience in Southwest England
Wessex OUGS Wessex branch of the Open University Geological Society
Geological Curators’ Group dedicated to the better care, maintenance and use of geological collections


Charmouth Landslips photographic record
Chesil Storms 2014 photographic record
GeoExposures recording temporary exposures through the BGS community website
Geology of the Wessex Coast of Southern England encyclopaedic web pages by Dr. Ian West of Southampton University
Hengistbury Minerals minerals found between Hengistbury Head, Dorset and Hordle House, Hampshire
Jurassic Coast Fossil Finder database of around 1,000 fossils from Jurassic Coast museums
Ordnance Survey Maps at the National Library of Scotland
Portland Quarries expanded and reconnected via DGAG
Publications from DGAG
Report a landslide to the British Geological Survey
Redcliff ongoing photographic record of landslips at Redcliff, Weymouth
UK Onshore Geophysical Library 2D and 3D seismic data recorded over landward areas of the UK
William Smith’s Maps – interactive bicentennial celebration of the first geological map of England and Wales in 1815
Thin sections and photographs of the Dorset coast by Prof. Michael House
Photomicrographs  of rock peels from the Dorset coast by Keith Abineri
West Bexington Fossils peat blocks and fossils on Chesil Beach
West Sussex Geology the fascinating and varied geology of West Sussex by David Bone

Museums and Visitor Centres

Beaminster Museum
Bridport Museum
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
Dorset County Museum
Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life
Geological Terrace Bournemouth University UK Stone Collection
Lyme Regis Museum
Somerset Earth Science Centre
Lapworth Museum of Geology Birmingham University


Resort Dorset things to do in Dorset
Campsites near Durdle Door camping and glamping on the Jurassic Coast
Gallois Geological Consultancy specialist in the application of geology and geological processes to engineering problems
Iceland itinerary
Ireland Field trip itinerary DGAG/OUGS 2011
Mike’s Minerals and Fossils fossils, minerals and jewellery from the UK and around the world
Trinidad and Tobago Foraminifera micropalaeontology in theWest Indies by Dr. Brent Wilson
UK Fossils collecting guides, locations and events
Volcanic Experiences recommended by DGAG members