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 

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 Olver, 01432 761693 or email Please note starting times and venues as below.

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.
Tuesday 28 June 2016 Fossil hunting for the mapping project (the The Knighton Sheet 180 (1:50,000) which includes parts of NW Herefordshire and over the border into Wales and the Radnor Forest) Moira Jenkins will be there. Meet at the northern most car park on general map namely Fron Wen. Please contact Moira Jenkins on 01684 569815 or email: for more details.
Saturday 2 and 3 July Coal Mining Weekend
Alverley Weighbridge Exhibition at Severn Valley Country Park Visitor Centre, Alveley WV15 6NG Chris Arnots presentation on Britains Lost Mines 11 am to 4.30pm More details call 01746 781192
Saturday 16 July Geology, landscape and wildlife walk to May Hill organised by a Gloucestershire Geology Trust event. Start at 10 am at May Hill Village Hall Grid Ref: GR 708205 estimate finish 2 pm and no charge to participants. Booking at 01452 864438 or email
Tuesday 19 July Railway geology and history a guided walk A Woolhope Club event
Start at 10 am (train leaves 10.30 am) under the clock at Severn Valley Railway Kidderminster Station. Estimated finish 4 pm and cost 2 per person plus rail fare.
Saturday 13 August May Hill inlier of Silurian rocks visiting Huntley Quarry and further sites on May Hill itself. Led by Gerry Calderbank and Paul Olver and more details to follow.
Sunday 28 August Mamble Colliery and Tramroad A Woolhope Club event and the start at 10.30am from layby on the A456 South of Mamble Village Grid Ref: SO686 713 OS Explorer 218. Estimated finish 5pm Cost 2 (Walk handout additional 3) 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 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