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* Bradgate Park *

Sunday July 24, 2016 | 11:15 am to 4:00 pm

Bradgate Park

Field trip to Bradgate Park led by Keith Ambrose, BGS.

This will be a great day out and will include the Memorial Crags, the fossil locality. They are there to be found, along with a whole host of other cool pre-Cambrian stuff, but difficult to spot, even though in some cases they are exposed in plain sight on large slabs of bedrock. They tend to be in very low relief and you need the light to be at an angle, so dawn to early morning or late afternoon to dusk gives you the best chance of spotting them. Sadly, one of the easiest ways to spot good locations is by the crude and often unsuccessful attempts people have made to chisel them out – protected status or not. The responsible thing to do – as I have on previous visits is to take your camera for taking photographs.

We shall meet in the car park on the North West side of the park, by Hart’s Hill then do a circular tour. The easiest ways for you to get there is A606 to Melton then A607, A46, second exit to Anstey then Newtown Langford and follow the road around to the car park. Start time will be 11.15 which will give Keith Ambrose enough time to get there in time. Keith will do you a hand-out for the trip although some may already have one if you came on the previous trip.

Here’s a very useful link below for Bradgate Park for you.

Bradgate Park – Official Website.

If you are members please fill out the Booking Form below if you wish to attend.

With all field events if you havent done so all ready. Please use the online booking form or send a text to our field secretary Kenny Nye. At least 10 days in advance so we can cater for numbers this will be the ONLY WAY you will get registered as wishing to attend.

If your are non-members and would like to go then please sign up for Membership as soon as possible by contacting :
Ms Sheila Martin,
email : membership [at] stamfordgeolsoc.org.uk
Emails are not instant links, please replace the [at] with a @ when you type. This is for security.

Also ive included the membership form here for you:

This field trip can usually cater for 25 persons but maby a few more if demand is high.


Members should appreciate that they are responsible for their own safety.

Field trip organisers will advise to all members attending the field trip beforehand on appropriate clothing and footwear for the locality, and time of year.

Failure by participants to wear recommended clothing and equipment may lead to their exclusion from the meeting. The Stamford and District Geological Society does not automatically provide personal protective equipment.

The society’s insurance is against 3rd parties.

The SDGS has the right to cancel or reschedule a field trip with as much notice as possible. In the unlikely event of cancellation, all registered participants will be notified by email and offered to join alternative field trips. If a fossil hunt is cancelled on the day of the event due to unforeseen circumstances such as extreme weather, SDGS will not be able to accept responsibility for any additional costs or inconvenience resulting from the cancellation.

You can cancel your place at any point before a fossil hunt, the more notice given the better, if possible.


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Sunday July 24, 2016
11:15 am to 4:00 pm
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Stamford and District Geological Society