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Events and Field Meetings Programme - 2017

Date Details
Sunday 26th February. Dry Hill Quarry and Ide Hill Geological Walk with Dr Anne Padfield:
In the morning at Dry Hill Quarry reserve, we will see and be able to examine closely, some lovely folded ragstone beds. The afternoon will be spent at Ide Hill Country Park, where the landscape will be interpreted and the fantastic views, flora and fauna enjoyed, whilst walking through the woods.
Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th March. Rock Gem and Bead Show, Kempton Park Racecourse.
Volunteers are required to help man the activity tables.
Sunday 19th March. Hastings area drive tour and walk with Dr Anne Padfield:
On this geological tour we will experience some highs and lows, as we hit 'The Heights' and explore a wooded ravine to view the Hastings Beds in all their spring glory.
Saturday 8th April Perry Wood with Ann Barrett:
What's going on at Perry Wood? Come and find out. Fantastic geology shaped by erosion, together with breath taking views and lovely wooded landscape, will be revealed on this walking excursion. Additionally, we may visit a stunning historic pub for lunch and/or have a cream tea in nearby beautiful Chilham village.
Sunday 9th April Smokejacks Visit:
The first of two, regular, annual visits to Smokejacks Quarry. For a detailed description click here
Saturday 20th May 2017 The Structural Geology of Cliff End, Pett Level, Winchelsea
We are so used to looking at the sediments and fossils of this site, but this trip aims to investigate the structural history of the rocks and how the various faults, cracks, fissures and other discontinuities give clues as to the engineering behaviour of these cliffs.
Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th June. Rock Gem and Bead Show, Kempton Park Racecourse.
Volunteers are required to help man the activity tables.
Tuesday 6th June to Saturday 10th June, 2017. Field Trip to Wales:
The KGG and Medway Fossil and Mineral Society (MFMS) plan a joint one week Field Trip to Snowdonia in June 2017. Five full days in Snowdonia are planned with full days added to allow for travelling down on Monday and back on Sunday.
For a provisional programme click here.
July 2017 Faroes with Alison Taylor:
For a provisional programme and suggested dates click here.
Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th August. Rock Gem and Bead Show, Kempton Park Racecourse.
Volunteers are required to help man the activity tables.
Sunday 10th September Smokejacks Visit:
The second of our regular, annual visits to Smokejacks Quarry. For a detailed description see 9th April above.
Sunday 17th September Tunbridge Wells Drive / Tour, with Dr Anne Padfield:
Sunday 1st October. Folkestone Warren and Samphire Hoe: A joint trip with OUGS.
Engineering Geology walk, with Dr Anne Padfield
Visit Samphire Hoe in the morning have lunch and then on to Folkestone Warren.
We will be looking at the structural geology of the cliffs and the engineering geology, including the sea defences and construction of The Hoe. The afternoon low tide will give us a good chance to look at the construction of the sea walls and other sea defence measures at The Warren.
Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th November. Rock Gem and Bead Show, Kempton Park Racecourse.
Volunteers are required to help man the activity tables.