Lectures & Excursions


Winter programme of lectures 2016-2017

All meetings will take place at Hanson’s Ribblesdale Works, Clitheroe, BB7 4AQ. After crossing the railway line at the level crossing turn immediately right through large double gates and park in the area on your left. The meeting room is the large conference room at the end of the corridor. Meetings are scheduled to start at 7.15pm

Barbara Gordon will lead a field excursion to HeyshamWednesday 19th July
Joining instructions – Heysham, Wednesday 19th July

Meet at 10.00 am

Head towards Heysham port on A683 ( Note that Heysham link road, from M6 J34, avoiding Lancaster is now open). Just before the entrance to the port terminal turn left down Money Close Lane, following signs for Ocean Edge caravan park. Go down towards end of lane. About 150 yds before entrance to caravan park at end of lane, there is area for parking on the RHS of the road.( SD 408592). This parking area is just opposite entrance to mast on LHS and there is additional parking here provided gate not blocked.

At end of morning, turn back onto A683 heading direction Lancaster. After approx. ½ml, take A589 heading towards Morecambe. After about ¾ ml, turn left, signposted to Heysham village. There is a large car park at the centre of the Heysham village SD 412 615.
For the afternoon meet here at 1.15pm.

Lunch: Packed lunch, or there are a number of cafes and a pub in village where people can get lunch if they wish.

In the morning, S of harbour, we will be looking at one of the few Permo-Triassic exposures in this area, then into the Carboniferous, Greta Grits. In the afternoon, N of harbour, we remain in the Carboniferous, principally Ward’s Stone sandstone & Roeburndale
Heysham map