This is a regional group incorporating Geology groups across the region of South Wales and Severnside. As such, the field trips may be anywhere in the area. They typically start at 10.30am, involve a picnic lunch and finish around 3 or 4 pm.
In the Winter months there are no field trips, but the group has been invited to join other groups for indoor meetings, such as lectures with the SWGA which are held in Swansea and Cardiff, and the Day of lectures with the OUGS recently held in Cardiff.
Field trips start in March.
Contact Teresa Jenkins
MEETINGS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. 17/3/20
|Dates for your Diary|
|Mon Apr 20th|| THE GEOLOGY AND SCENERY OF THE PRESELI HILLS, PEMBROKESHIRE|
Monday April 20th 2020.
Start : 10. 30 am.
Leader : Mr. Sid Howells.
This is a walk of approximately 6 km much of it on open moorland on the Preseli Hills. These are composed of Ordovician mudstones
and siltstones with igneous dolerite intrusions forming a distinct tor landscape moulded by glaciation. The dolerite is the source of the
Bluestones which form part of Stonehenge and with this historical connection will make it a particularly interesting walk.
We meet at the informal parking area on the open common next to Waldo's Monument approximately 1 km west of the village of Mynachlog Ddu
Grid ref. SN 135 303
To get there travelling from the south turn right off the A40 Whitland to Haverfordwest road at the Narberth roundabout onto the A 478 Crymych
road and turn left ( not sharp left ) at Glandy Cross opposite the petrol station approximately 3 miles north of Llandissilio. In just over 2 miles
at the village of Mynachlog Ddu turn left and then the next right on the outskirts of the village and carry on to the open common where the
Waldo Monument is clearly visible on your left.
Please bring waterproof clothing, good walking boots and a picnic lunch.
Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.