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West Sussex Geological Society

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The next upcoming event on 22nd May 2024 will be a Local Area Field Trip, presented by John Lonergan from the WSGS, at Scanes Hill, entitled Scaynes Hill private collection

Welcome to the West Sussex Geological Society

Founded in 1977, this is now our 47th year.

  • Has about 80 members
  • Members include Enthusiastic Amateurs, Students and Professionals
  • Always welcomes new members
  • "Outcrop", the Society magazine, is issued twice a year

Our Meetings

  • Are held on the third Friday of every month, except for July and August, at St. Stephens Church, Angola Road, Worthing, BN14 8DU
  • Begin at 7.30 pm prompt
  • Have a varied and interesting programme given by Guest speakers and society members
  • Are designed for beginners and experts alike
  • Then followed by tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Have an average of 25 - 30 members attending in a friendly atmosphere

Our Field Trips

  • Are held at various times throughout the year, usually at least 6 a year
  • Are whole or part day, using private cars
  • Most trips have leaders who are experts in the areas being visited
  • We have a residential trip for 2 to 3 days on the first May Bank Holiday which enables us to go further afield
  • This has included trips to Derbyshire, Shropshire, Forest of Dean, South and Mid Wales,
    Dartmoor, Anglesey, Yorkshire, Cornwall and Guernsey
  • They are friendly, informal and are always great fun, offering a chance to get to know other members
  • Includes fossil, mineral and rock collecting

Our Online Resources

  • These are Stone Trail Guides (as pdfs) compiled by the WSGS and are freely available to view or download to use as self guided visits
  • They are used by the WSGS as the basis for various field trips
  • There are 3 for the Worthing Area
  • Also 1 each for West Sussex Building Stones, Pebbles on the Beach and Littlehampton

Interested ?

  • Our subscriptions are from only £15 per year
  • We can now also be found on Facebook under West Sussex Geological Society
  • Email the Society Secretary for more details
  • Better still, come along to your first meeting as a free guest
  • Join the members 'WhatsApp' group for up to date information


  • Registered Charity No:- 1110971
  • Last Updated on the 15th May 2024
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