Field Trips

West Sussex Geological Society

2020 Fieldtrip Programme to June 2020, more to follow.

Saturday, 21 March 2020 - Nymans Landscape Gardens
Led by David Bone with Greg Thomas, meet at 1030 in the Nymans’ National Trust car park (free, but pay to enter property). Then a walk to explore the geology, history and landscape of the estate are surrounding views.

Sunday, 26 April 2020. Pulborough Ridge
Led by John Lonergan, meet at 1030 at Pulborough Railway station for a six mile walk around the Hythe Beds, Lower Greensand, ridge on which Pulbourgh was built. Views of the Downs, Arun gap and into the Weald, looking at the geology, history and archaeology

Annual Long Weekend Field Trip, Friday 29th to Sunday 31st May 2020, o the Isle of Wight.
More details to follow, a leader for Saturday and another for Sunday.

Wednesday, 10 June 2020 - St Mary de Haura Church, Shoreham
Led by David Bone, meet at 1900 (to be confirmed) at the church, New Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6RA. This twelfth century church is an ideal place to study the building stones, and where they come from. It also has an impressive history and architecture. We might even go to a hostelry afterwards to continue the discussions.

Sunday, 21 June 2020 – Down House, Kent.
Meet at Down House at Luxted Road, Downe, Kent, BR6 7JT at 1100.This is the home of Charles Darwin, and where Origin of Species was written. It includes museum, the restored house, rooms and garden This includes his sand (thinking) walk – twice round for difficult problems. Owned by English Heritage, with free entry to their members. We will aim to car share – and it has a café.

 Two visits are planned to Smokejacks in Surrey. The trips are being run as part of the Kent Geologists’ Group field programme for 2019. This Weald Clay brick pit has yielded many important finds over the past three decades. Dates to be advised

Please note that on all field trips we will collect one pound from WSGS members and two pounds from visitors to cover costs (and Day Membership for our insurance)

John Lonergan
Field Trip Secretary
West Sussex Geological Society
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