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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.

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.

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Roundhay Park, Leeds

Wednesday 12th July 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.

Hebden Gill & Grassington Out Moor

Thursday 20 July 2017 10.30am - 4.00pm
UPPER WHARFEDALE HERITAGE GROUP
Led by William Varley
Meeting point & parking - In the centre of Hebden by the old school. Grid Reference SE 026 630 Length of walk & terrain - About 6 miles of walking, on paths with some stiles. Boots or walking shoes and waterproofs essential. Note - Bring a packed lunch. Nearest WCs in Burnsall.
Cost: Members £1, Visitors £2
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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.