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A Building Stones Guide to Central Manchester
Third Edition (2014)
Four self-guided walks through the city centre
Now available to purchase

Outdoor Events

Provisional details of the outdoor meeting programme are given below. Further details will be added when confirmed.

DateSunday 31 March 2019
LocationThurns Head and Healey Dell
LeaderArthur Baldwin and Ron Powell
NotesExcursion notes
ContactGeoLancashire Secretary

DateThursday 2 May 2019
LocationEcton Copper Mines
LeaderTim Coleman, ex-BGS and Ecton volunteer
Joint with GeoLancashire
Bookings required by Tuesday 2 April
ContactBarbara Gordon

DateThursday 27 June 2019
LocationBrymbo Fossil Forest and Llay Coal Mine tip
LeaderTim Astrop PhD of Brymbo Heritage project (Brymbo)
Jason Parry, Quarry Manager, Hanson Cement Padeswood (Llay)
NotesSee the March 2019 newsletter
ContactGeoLancashire Secretary

DateSaturday 17 August 2019
LocationBolton Quarries
LeaderAlan Diggles and Chris Arkwright
NotesJoint with OUGS
ContactJohn Gooch

DateSunday 22 September 2019
LocationBroadhurst Memorial Field Trip - The Geology of Samuel Oldknow's Mill
LeaderJane Michael
NotesSee the March 2019 newsletter.
Samuel Oldknow
ContactJane Michael


Each person attending a field meeting does so on the understanding that he/she attends at his/her own risk. The MGA has Public Liability Insurance cover (including member-to-member cover) for field and indoor meetings and an element of Personal Accident cover. However, members should always ensure that they have Personal Liability cover (normally part of the standard householder's insurance policy - please check your policy) and comprehensive Personal Accident cover. These elements of insurance cover are your responsibility.

Members are reminded that, when in the field, they should wear suitable clothing, take reasonable precautions for their own and others' safety, and follow the leader's instructions. Hard hats should always be taken. When walking through areas such as long grass or bracken, or areas where sheep or deer graze, skin should be covered and tick repellent used - see the Tick Awareness website

If you intend to come along to an event, or for more information about the event or the Risk Assessment for that event, please get in touch with the named contact for that event.

Visitors are always welcome