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An Introduction to Geology and Landscape.
This six-week course is an introduction to geology and landscape aimed at those with an interest in geology but with little or no experience. The course programme will include rocks, minerals and fossils, the earth's history and structure, and the landscapes of Northern Britain. The course is led by William Varley of the West Yorkshire Geology Trust.
When? Mondays: January 9th, 16th, 23st, 30th; February 6th, 13th, 2017. 10.00am – 12.30pm.
Where? The Clarke Foley Centre, Ilkley.
Course fee? £40
For more information visit www.clarkefoley.org.uk

Yorkshire Geology Day

National Coal Mining Museum, Caphouse Colliery, Wakefield, WF4 4RH
Saturday 22nd April 10.00 – 4.30
'Geology in your Shopping Basket' Organised by the Yorkshire Geological Society Displays and short talks of general geological interest will take place during the morning, followed by longer talks in the afternoon on the subject of 'Geology in your Shopping Basket'. Bring your rocks, minerals and fossils for expert identification.

Roundhay Park, Leeds

Saturday 6th May 1.15 – 4.00
Organised by Friends of Roundhay Park
Meet Bill Fraser outside the Mansion House Visitors Centre, LS8 2JL, (SE 330 383) in Roundhay Park. A guided walk of approximately 2.5 miles around a marked Geological Trail taking about 3 hours, with stops for discussion. Features seen are shales and several different types of sandstone (some of which contain fossils), as well as sedimentary and tectonic structures. Footpaths are graded for easy walking but can be muddy in wet weather.

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Roundhay Park, Leeds

Wednesday 12th June 1.15 – 4.00
Organised by Friends of Roundhay Park
Meet Bill Fraser outside the Mansion House Visitors Centre, LS8 2JL, (SE 330 383) in Roundhay Park. A guided walk of approximately 2.5 miles around a marked Geological Trail taking about 3 hours, with stops for discussion. Features seen are shales and several different types of sandstone (some of which contain fossils), as well as sedimentary and tectonic structures. Footpaths are graded for easy walking but can be muddy in wet weather.

Heptonstall and Hell Hole Quarry

Saturday 1st July 11.00 – 1.00
Organised by Calderdale Countryside Services
Meet Alison Tymon at Heptonstall church (SE 987 280) A 1 km guided walk starting in Heptonstall village centre to look at the way the local Millstone Grit sandstones have been used as building materials and to study features in the nearby quarry. The paths into the quarry are steep and narrow, so good footwear should be worn.

Roundhay Park, Leeds

Saturday 9th September 1.15 – 4.00
Organised by Friends of Roundhay Park
Meet Bill Fraser outside the Mansion House Visitors Centre, LS8 2JL, (SE 330 383) in Roundhay Park. A guided walk of approximately 2.5 miles around a marked Geological Trail taking about 3 hours, with stops for discussion. Features seen are shales and several different types of sandstone (some of which contain fossils), as well as sedimentary and tectonic structures. Footpaths are graded for easy walking but can be muddy in wet weather.