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

19th March 2016 Spring Annual Meeting
A Welsh Survival in the Lands of Pyon
Presidential Address given by PAUL HIPKINS

Field Meetings 2016 

Wednesday 11 May A visit to Chillington Hall, Staffs, which has a Grade II* listed model farm, with Joan Grundy.
Tuesday 21 June A visit to South Shropshire looking at building stones in churches with Paul Olver. See Geology Section Programme below for details.
Wednesday 13 July Presidential visit led by Roz Lowe to the Wye Valley between Ross & Symonds Yat, examining the visions of 18th and 19th-century artists. A boat trip is included.
Wednesday 7 Sept A day visit to Bosbury with Janet Cooper and Sylvia Pinches, reviewing the work of the VCH project there


Geology Section Programme 2016

For Further information on any of the events below please contact Sue Hay, 01432 357138 or email Please note starting times and venues as below.

Friday 15th April The Carboniferous under the Southern North Sea, Dr John Collinson
6.45pm, Upstairs Meeting Room, Hereford Leisure Centre, HR4 9UD.
Car park charges are 1.
Thursday 21st April Participate in a Buildings Survey at Goodrich, Sue Hay. Goodrich is one of the clusters being surveyed in detail as part of the HLF Funded Thousand Years of Building with Stone. Start at 10am with a pub lunch. Exact meeting place will depend on numbers. If interested please contact Sue Hay ( for further details.
May 6-10th  Long weekend in north Wales based at Bangor. Led by Dave Green. Fully booked
Saturday 4th June The Malvern Hills - a Geological Viewpoint, Eddie Bailey, Head of Geology and Land Survey ay Aggregate Industries. This will be a leisurely one-way walk from British Camp to Chase End Hill, ending at about 4.30pm. There will be a minibus to take walkers back to British Camp.
Meet at British Camp at 9.30am. There are no facilities along this route, so please bring food and drink for the whole day. Lunch is likely to be taken in the Gullet area. You will also need suitable footwear and clothing for the rough paths, the terrain and weather.
Please note to ensure space for all on the returning minibus, this event has a limited capacity and MUST be booked in advance with Sue Hay ( Places cannot be guaranteed after 14th May.
Tuesday 21st June Coach excursion led by Paul Olver to South Shropshire Churches focussing on their building stones and their Saxon and/or Norman fabric. Starting in Hereford and picking up in Leominster, the morning will include Stanton Lacy and Acton Scott (together with a look at the Upper Ordovician Acton Scott limestone outcropping in the village) with lunch being taken at the Royal Oak in Cardington. In the afternoon visits will be made to both Acton Burnell and Barrow churches.

As this is a main Woolhope Club Field Meeting, further details will be distributed with the Spring Newsletter together with a registration form.

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

Please note that The Hereford Public Library building in Broad Street has been closed for health and safety reasons for a minimum of 12 weeks from 12 September 2015. This means that meetings normally held there will need to be held elsewhere until the building is re-opened. More information can be found here: Updates will be posted when available.


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