Field Trips

West Sussex Geological Society

Field Trip Programme for 2018 to October, more details to follow

Sunday, 19 August – Sussex chalk and environmental change – leader Rory Mortimore
The excursion takes a route around Mount Caburn beginning at the Lewes Railway Land Wildlife Trust in the Linklater Pavilion where the displays help introduce the geology of the
South Downs. Overlooking the River Ouse and the wetlands are the Chalk cliffs of former quarries along the bank of
the River Ouse. These cliffs expose many of the key marker beds now correlated from Lewes to East Anglia and
Yorkshire and across the Paris Basin. The excursion ends on the east side of the Mount Caburn block with a walk
from Glynde village onto Mount Caburn and a fossil hunt at Bridgewick Pit
Meet at the Linklater Pavilion in Lewes at 10:30 am. Please bring a packed lunch.Walking boots advised and a hard hat required near the quarry faces. Approximate finish time 16:30.

Sunday 9th September
Smokejacks Brickworks, Walliswood, Nr. Ockley, Surrey HGS fieldtrip organised by Kent Geologist's Group
Please contact Peter Austen at least 10 days before if attending (01323 899237, e-mail: with a contact phone number in case there’s any change of plan. This Weald Clay brickpit has yielded a number of important finds over the past three decades. In 1983 Bill Walker, an amateur collector, found a new theropod dinosaur, Baryonyx walkeri,

Sunday, 9 September - Piltdown Car Ramble with S. E. OUGS – leader John Lonergan following Matt Pope’s recent research, aiming to visit the sites of the fraud and examine the genuine geology and archaeology. CANCELLED.

Sunday, 7 October – Herstmonceux Science Centre – Alan Bell.
A minibus will be available from Worthing for a small charge...visit the Observatory and science centre with an opportunity to see some of the historic telescopes. There will be a charge for entry depending on numbers and a small additional charge for the guided tour.Details to follow.

Pease note that on all field trips we will collect one pound from WSGS members and two pounds from visitors to cover costs on the day (also covers Day Membership for our insurance) Note – more 2018 trips will be added as they are confirmed
John Lonergan
Field Trip Secretary
West Sussex Geological Society
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