The Woolhope Club


Programme 2014: Summer Session

Below is the programme of meetings for Summer 2014. Details of the programme are enclosed with the newsletter and sent out to members

2014 Field Meetings

Details of field meetings will be posted here as soon as available

Archaeological Research Section Meetings, 2014

Geology Section Programme 2014

Natural History Section Field Meetings 2014


Archaeological Research Section Field Meetings 2014

Sun 13 July An industrial archaeology joint walk with the Friends of Leominster Canal. 10.30 am, to be led by Gerry Calderbank. Meet at Berrington Hall (NT). Free car park to use a car shuttle system onwards. (Phone Gerry for further details - 01989 563470)

Sun 20 July

A guided visit to the excavations in Dorstone Hill. 2.00 pm Top of Dorstone Hill, arranged with Keith Ray specifically for us. The tour will be led by Jade Beresford and Professor Graham Thomas will also be on the site. Grid Reference SO326424. Directions: the site can be approached either off the B4348 near Dorstone, turning NE up the hill at Lower Crossway Farm, or from Bredwardine off the B4352 forking right about half a mile south of the Inn at Bredwardine. Drive in and park in the field on the south side of the road (avoiding the excavations!) 
Please let Rosamund know if you intend to come: 01989 564789
Sat 6 Sep 1.00 pm: the annual lunchtime garden party kindly hosted by Shirley Preece at Wilton. Please phone Shirley (01989 562481) at least 2 weeks beforehand to arrange what food etc. you will be bringing.
Sat 27 Sep 2.15 pm: a talk by Keith Ray on The Neolithic in Herefordshire with particular emphasis on recent excavations at Dorstone Hill. This will be to the Main Club at the Shire Hall.  
  Further meetings will be posted here as soon as details are available  

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.


Geology Section Programme 2014

For further information on any of the trips below please contact Sue Hay on 01432 357138 or e-mail:


Sun 13th July

Stipperstones led by Andrew Jenkinson.
A morning walk of about 5 km with a separate 3km afternoon walk.
Limited numbers, this trip must be prebooked

Saturday 16th August

Worcester Building Stones led by Andy Harrison 
Meet at 10.30am outside the Guildhall, High Street (NGR: 385006, 254780). 
Note the 09.40 train from Hereford arrives at Worcester Foregate Station at 10.21 
(5 minutes from the Guildhall).
It is possible to join for just the morning or afternoon. If pm please let me know in advance so we can arrange a meeting place/time.
Saturday 13th September Huntsham Hill geology and landscape led by Moira Jenkins. A 5km walk looking at flash floods in deserts, tropical seas and gorges including the view from Yat Rock. 
Meet at 10am at the car park at Symonds Yat Rock (parking cost 3.50) Grid Reference SO564155. Bring a packed lunch, stout footwear and clothing suitable for weather conditions. There are steep slopes both up and down. 

All meetings 6.00 pm in the Woolhope Room unless otherwise specified. 


Natural History Section Programme 2014

Details will be posted here in due course