Field Trips and Other Events.

The society arranges outdoor field trips in the summer to various localities in the North East and further afield. Some of the field trips are led by volunteer members themselves. They take place almost always on Saturday or Sunday. Occasionally, subject to demand, longer excursions, e.g. to the Lake District are organised.



Geologists' Assoc.meeting
examining an exposure at Leith Hill,
Surrey in 1912. (

A N.E.G.S. visit to Harbottle Crags, Northumberland in 2007.)


2016 Field Trips (see more details of the following in March 2016 Newsletter)


May 1st Haltwhistle Burn (organised by Northumbria Branch OUGS. (Click here for details)

Saturday 14th May

FORGOTTEN MINERALS" - A SERIES OF TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS. (organisers:Friends of Killhope and Nenthead Mines Conservation Society.)


Saturday 21st of May

Geological Sites in Sunderland South (A joint meeting with the Natural History Society of Northumbria) Leader: Dr Andy Lane Meeting time: 10.00 am Date: Sat 21st May 2016 Meeting place: Gorse Road Car Park, on Stockton Rd, close to St George’s Church, and not far from Park Lane Metro station. The car park is a pay parking on the left going into Sunderland, on a short stretch of Stockton Road that is one way. Nearest Post Code: SR2 7DE Nat Grid: NZ396561


Saturday 30th July. Quaternary Glaciation in the Cheviot Hills. Leader Derek Teasdale


8th or 9th October Geology of Holy Island. Leader: Louis Golightly

Please contact Field Programme Secretary Dr. Eric Johnson if anyone would like to, or who knows of anyone who would be willing to lead a field trip in 2016.


Details of Past Field Trips & Events (from 2002 to 2015)

*****************************Field Meetings Risk Assessment. Please read.*********************************
All field meetings can have potential risks and these should be pointed out by the field meeting leader at the beginning of the trip when all participants are assembled.Participants should have footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and localities to be visited. A hard hat should be worn if there is any danger of rock falls, e.g. when directly under a cliff. Non-alcoholic drinks and some food should also be carried. Possible hazards are adverse weather, rough and/or slippery ground, state of the tide when on the foreshore, medical conditions which make it difficult to complete the walk or part of the walk. If the participant has any doubts then he/she should inform the leader beforehand. Always listen to the leader's instructions and do not wander off on your own. Participants who are not members of N.E.G.S. attend field meetings at their own risk.

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