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

DateTuesday 8 May 2018
LocationCarnforth 'igneous' intrusion and Trowbarrow Quarry
LeaderPeter del Strother and Barbara Gordon
NotesTrowbarrow quarry exposes vertical Carboniferous (Asbian, Urswick Limestone) strata with spectacular trace fossils. There will be a visit to the Carnforth location in the morning and Trowbarrow in the afternoon. All walking is easy, no hills and less than a kilometre at each site. Joint with Lancashire GA
ContactEvent Leader

DateSaturday 2 June 2018
LocationBuxton Dome
NotesJoint Societies Commemoration Meeting - Trevor Ford OBE (1925 - 2017)

From 09:30 - 17:00, lunch interval 12:30 - 13:30. Full programme details here.
ContactField Excursions Secretary

DateSunday 3 June 2018
NotesYorkshire Geological Society Field meetings to tie in with the lecture day of 2 June

Mineralisation and sedimentology of the Matlock-Wirksworth area of Derbyshire - Dr Cathy Hollis and Catherine Breislin, University of Manchester
Ecton Copper Mines
Magpie Mine Mining Heritage Site - Peak District Mines Historical Society

Further details and information on registration here
ContactField Excursions Secretary

DateFriday 13 - Monday 16 July 2018
LocationFife Coast
LeaderDr John Nudds
NotesCancelled due to unavailability of accommodation

DateTuesday 24 July 2018
LocationCrummack Dale
LeadersBarbara Gordon and Peter del Strother
NotesBooking essential. Notes on the excursion
ContactField Excursions Secretary

DateSunday 19 August 2018
LocationCrompton Moor, Besom Hill and Oldham Building Stones
LeaderStephen Darlington
ContactField Excursions Secretary

DateSaturday 29 September 2018
LocationFred Broadhurst Memorial Field Trip: Deep Dale and Magpie Mine
LeaderJane Michael
Notes The trip will be based round Walk 14 Ashford-in-the-Water and Magpie Mine in 'Rocky Rambles in the Peak District' by Fred Broadhurst.
ContactField Excursions Secretary


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