During the summer months, the society runs day excursions and longer residential excursions. These field trips are open to members only. (If you would like to join the society, please refer to our Membership page.) All field trip attendees must be familiar with the society's fieldwork code.

If you have any queries regarding the excursions, please email the day excursion secretary or the residential excursion secretary. We look forward to meeting you on the excursions!

Ballantrae Complex

Date: Saturday, 27 July 2019 | 9:00AM
The Ballantrae region is of international importance because of the presence there of the Ballantrae Complex, an association of serpentenite, chert and pillow lavas that represents an ophiolite. We will visit some of the interesting geological localities in this area.

Northern Lake District

Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019 | 9:00AM
A walk of about 2.5 km up the Glenderaterra valley from the car park at the Blencathra Field Centre with 4-6 stops along the path, returning the same way. The main theme is contact metamorphism and mineralisation in the Skiddaw Slate around the Skiddaw Granite. Evening meal in Threlkeld.

Dalry & Saltcoats

Date: Saturday, 7 September 2019 | 9:00AM
Trilobite-bearing limestone, exotic sills, dykes and fossilised trees.


Start: Sunday, 22 September 2019 | 10:00AM
End: Friday, 27 September 2019 | 6:00PM
Anglesey's rocks provide a detailed record of the events leading to the formation of southern Britain. Formed between 650 & 300 Ma, they include high grade gneisses, a granite pluton, metasediments, sandstones, mudstones and the famous Anglesey Blueschists. There are also Paleogene dykes, abundant glacial features, a number of NE–SW faults and large sandstones blocks possibly marking the location of an ancient subduction zone.