Field Trip Report – Burwell Local Geological Sites
The society organises occasional field trips to view important geological sites within the county and hopefully further afield in post pandemic times. These trips are primarily for our members.
In early summer 2021 we had a popular visit to the Burwell Local Geological Sites and are scheduling some others to East Pit, Cherry Hinton, a walk along the Fen Edge from Swaffham Bulbeck to Reach, a visit to Nine Wells chalk spring and a tour of the building stones of Cambridge city center. These are primarily for the benefit of members: any member wishing to participate should contact us on email@example.com.
A write up for this trip may be found here.
Monthly Talk: 28th June 2021
‘Arabian Adventures: geological mapping in the United Arab Emirates‘
Dr Andrew Farrant, British Geological Survey
Between 2006 and 2012, the British Geological Survey was tasked with creating new geological maps and other geological datasets for the United Arab Emirates. This talk will provide an overview of the geology of the UAE, its geohazards and discuss some of the subsequent 3D modelling work around Abu Dhabi.
Guided Walk to Thorney: 20th June 2021
A journey across a landscape and time
Well-known for its ancient Abbey, Thorney is also a good example of fenland’s interesting geological history. This will be a Guided Heritage Walk on the Fen Edge Trail around the ‘island’ of Thorney, jointly led by Cambs Geological Society and Thorney Heritage Museum for Celebrate the Fens weekend. The walk will cover cultural history, fenland landscape, geology and wildlife. Easy walking c. 2 miles slow walk, some on pavement, some on grassy tracks.
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Cambridgeshire has a fascinating landscape and an interesting geology. See our Landscapes page for more details and download the excellent leaflet ‘The Mapping of Landscapes, Geology and Soils of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire’ by Timothy Farewell, Peter Friend, Martin Whiteley and Joanna Zawadzk.
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