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General information on guided walks is available here. See links (if given) from each walk for more details or contact me. Booking with the relevant organisation is essential as numbers are usually limited, most charge a small attendance fee.

 

 

March 5 (Sun) 2017 - ‘The building stones of St Mary the Virgin Church, Climping’ for the West Sussex Geological Society. An afternoon stroll around the church walls looking at the geology and history of the church. Meet 2.30pm at the church.

 

March 10 (Fri) 2017 - ‘Hydrology of the Chalk’ for Wessex branch of the Open University Geological Society. A full day starting at Twyford Water Supply Works and finishing at Winchester Wastewater Treatments Works with lunchtime talks by the Environment Agency. Full details and booking information (fee payable) on the Wessex OUGS web site.

 

April 8 (Sat) 2017 - ‘Stories in the stones: West Sussex churches’ for the Sussex Archaeological Society. The building stones of St Andrew’s in Steyning and All Saints at Buncton. Details and booking information (fee payable) on the Sussex Archaeological Society web site.

 

April 10 (Mon) 2017 - ‘Fossil hunt to Bracklesham Bay’ a full day event for Rockwatch, the geology club for children. We start the day with a visit to Sidlesham and Medmerry to look at the managed coastal realignment scheme and Ice Age geology before going fossil collecting in the afternoon at Bracklesham. Booking information (fee payable) on the Rockwatch web site.

 

May 14 (Sun) 2017 - ‘A geological walk around Hesworth Common, Fittleworth’ for the West Sussex Geological Society. Meet 2.30pm at the car park on the north side of the Common (just off the B2138). Mostly flat woodland footpaths, with a bit of a climb to the highest viewpoint.

 

June 24 (Sat) 2017 - ‘On the rocks at Bognor Regis’ for the London branch of the Open University Geological Society. We start the day with a visit to two medieval churches to look at their historic building stones and later in the day, with a low tide, we look at the fossilferous exposures of the London Clay and Bognor Rocks on the foreshore. Booking details on the LOUGS web site.

 

July 25 (Tue) 2017 - ‘The geology and fossils of the Reading Formation on Felpham beach, Bognor Regis’ for the West Sussex Geological Society. Meet 6.00pm.

 

Guided walks
Updated 5 March 2017