The Woolhope Club


Programme 2016: 

Please note that all meetings will be held on Saturdays at 2.15pm in the Jury Room, Shire Hall, Hereford, and will generally be illustrated. Non-members are welcome


Field Meetings 2016 

Wednesday 7 Sept A day visit to Bosbury with Janet Cooper, reviewing the work of the VCH project there


Geology Section Programme 2016

For Further information on any of the events below please contact Sue Olver, 01432 761693 or email Please note starting times and venues as below.

Saturday 13 August A visit to Lydney and Blaison, led by Paul Olver and Gerry Calderbank.

Meet at Huntley Church at 10.30 am (SO 714 186). There is limited parking on the road leading up to the church and school.

As the tides are favourable in the morning, we will travel straight down to Lydney to examine spectacular (and fossiliferous!) Lower ORS on the foreshore before taking a pub lunch. We will then return northwards to examine late Silurian fossiliferous siltstones near Blaisdon before returning to Huntley Quarry (SO 7095 1955) and its complex geological history.

OS Map Landranger 162 Gloucester & Forest of Dean covers the whole day's excursion. L.
Sunday 28 August Mamble Colliery and Tramroad: a Woolhope Club event which starts at 10.30am from the lay-by on the A456 South of Mamble Village (Grid Ref: SO 686 713, OS Explorer 218). Estimated finish 5pm. Cost 2 (walk handout additional 3) For bookings and more information email or telephone 01989 563740.

All indoor events are held as per details above for each one. Non-members welcome: fee 2 per event. 

Please note: Our Woolhope Geology Section talks will now be held from 5.30 pm, in the Councillors' Meeting Room, Committee Room 1 at the Shire Hall Hereford. Meetings can be set up from 5 pm and we should close the meeting at 7.30 pm in order for the caretaker to leave by 8 pm. 

Friday 28 Oct Dr. John Davies, "New research on the Old Red Sandstone of South Herefordshire and Gwent". 5.30 pm for 6 pm.
Friday 25 Nov  Prof. Mike Rosenbaum, "Shropshires Evolution : Highlights of a Journey through Time". This talk is essentially Part I of the journey covering the Cretaceous to the present day. 5.30 pm for 6 pm.
Friday 16 Dec Members' evening. Please bring any rock or fossil and we hope some experts or amateurs can find some answers to them. Also Christmas nibbles will be available. Starts 5.30 pm
Friday 27 Jan 2017  tba
Friday 24 Feb 2017  AGM followed by Dinner. Details will be sent out in January
Friday 24 Mar 2017  tba


Natural History Section Field Meetings 2015


Archaeological Research Section Meetings, 2016


Programme Notes

1. Field Visit start times now vary: please check programme carefully.

2. People intending to go on a visit MUST advise the leader or the secretary that they are going, and check with the leader if the weather forecast is poor.

3. Guests are welcome, but must take day membership of the Club: 1.00

4. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for field meetings, and bring food and drink. It is not always possible to arrive at a hostelry at lunch time

5. Members requiring transport should contact the Leader or Chairman who will endeavour to arrange, but no guarantee can be given

6. Members and guests are reminded that field meetings are undertaken at their own risk.


Natural History Section Programme 2015

Details will be posted here in due course