Yorkshire Geology Day
National Coal Mining Museum, Caphouse Colliery, Wakefield, WF4 4RH
Saturday 27th April 10.00 – 4.30
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 and the Natural World.
Bring your rocks, minerals and fossils for expert identification.
Ilkley Moor – History and Geology
Saturday 11th May 2019 10.00
Organised by Leeds Geological Association and West Yorkshire Geology Trust
Meet Bill Fraser and Gareth Martin at the Cow and Calf car park (Grid Ref. SE 132 467) at 10.00 for a circular walk of about 5.5 km to see the Carboniferous sandstones and mudstones which form Ilkley Moor, as well as learn about the last glacial event which shaped the upland landscape and the archaeological evidence for more recent history on the moor.
Meet Gareth Martin at the car park at the base of Gorpley Clough, Bacup Road, Todmorden (SD 918 235,OL14 7HH). This short (~2.4km/1.5 mile) and free guided walk will involve a walk from the base of clough onto Inchfield Pasture at the top of the clough, returning along the same route. Through the beautiful woodland and open moorland we will see an array of rocks and other landforms, such as landslides, and learn about the fascinating geological history of Calderdale and the surrounding area. We will follow footpaths but the terrain can be rough, steep and slippy and therefore appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing will be required. The walk will take around 2-3 hours.