- Booking is essential for all visits
- Due to insurance requirements, only ERMS members may take part in these Field Visits. You can either:
- Enroll as a temporary ERMS member for the duration of the visit (£5 per person). You can pay on-line (preferred) or at the visit venue.
- Join ERMS and become a full member.
- Please note the clothing and footwear requirements, especially for those visits to working quarries
- Please email our Field Visits Organiser (Jonathan Spencer; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) to reserve a place. Alternatively:
- Text or telephone 07597 318984
- Book on-line (see below)
- Please do not just ‘turn up’ at a field visit in the hope that you can take part. Everyone must book a place beforehand.
- If you subsequently decide not to come, or expect to arrive late, please telephone the number above so that a message may be passed to the leader and participants will not be kept waiting.
Bull's Lodge Quarry, Boreham
The thick till (boulder clay), deposited by an ice sheet, contains many derived fossils and erratics. The underlying Kesgrave thames gravels contain boulders from North Wales and S.W. England plus Hertfordshire puddingstone. A helmet, boots and high visibility jacket are all essential. Link to image of Bull's Ledge Quarry visit
Walton on the Naze
This is one of Essex's finest geological sites, offering fine exposures of Red Crag and London Clay, where fossils, including sharks teeth, may be found. A garden sieve and trowel will be useful. Children are particularly welcome on this visit. Link to image of Walton on the Naze visit
This is a London Clay site
Highwood Quarry, Dunmow
A visit to a claypit with archaeoligical content
Saturday 5th August
Colmans Quarry, Essex
Coleman's Quarry is a working quarry, near Witham in Essex. The quarry produces gravel, and this visit willl consider Ice Age river gravel deposits. This visit will complement those to Bull's Lodge and Highwood, which took place earlier in the year, since the geology is closely related.
For the Coleman's Quarry visit (05/08/23), please click on this link to book your place: Field Visit to Coleman's Quarry
Three Churches in Dunmow
A visit to two or three Dunmow church walls. One is next to a suitable pub for sustenance. Bring own lunch if needed.
For the Church Walls visit to Dunmow (02/09/23), please click on this link: Field Visit to Three Churches in Dunmow
Coach trip to the Oxford Natural History Museum
This is a coach trip to one of the UK's finest natural history museums. Price £20. We can drive to the coach park meeting place near Dunmow. Bring own lunch if needed.
For the Oxford Natural History Museum coach trip (17/09/23), please click on this link: Oxford Natural History Museum trip
North Stifford and Mardyke valley
A visit to North Stifford church which has a great variety of interesting rocks in its walls. Before the church, we visit the nearby Mardyke valley. The whole trip will be an excellent introduction to the fascinating geology of this part of Essex
For the North Stifford visit (21/10/23), please click on this link: Field Visit to North Stifford and the Mardyke
1) For the Coleman’s Quarry visit (05/08/23), please click on this link to book your place: Field Visit to Coleman’s Quarry
2) For the Church Walls vist to Dunmow (02/09/23), please click on this link: Field Visit to Three Churches in Dunmow
3) For the Oxford Natural History Museum coach trip (17/09/23), please click on this link: Oxford Natural History Museum coach trip
4) For the North Sifford visit (21/10/23), please click on this link: Field Visit to North Stifford and the Mardyke