Details of previous meetings, some of which include reports and photographs, can be found in the Woolhope Club section.

  • Woolhope Club Field Meetings 2021

    The Booking Slips sheet can be downloaded here. Please note that only Club members can access the sheet.

    FIRST FIELD MEETING      TUESDAY 18 MAY, 2021
    Moira Jenkins and Sue Olver will lead a visit to Ross Town and the surrounding area. The purpose of the walk is to compare the features seen in the Old Red Sandstone rocks with the modern day river features and to look at the geomorphology. 

    The walk looks at the modern day river and its deposits and compares their features with those seen in the Old Red Sandstone rocks deposited almost 400 million years ago and magnificently visible in the cliffs on which Ross is perched, which are designated a SSSI for geology. We will see the use that has been made of the rock in a few of the buildings in Ross. We will see the modern day meanders of the Wye and an abandoned meander of the Wye which used to flow to the east of Penyard Park and Chase Hill. The walk will be based on the Earth Heritage Trust Ross-on-Wye trail guide and is about 3 miles long. It will be split into 2 parts before and after a picnic lunch.Full details will be sent out later to those interested.


    TO BOOK: Send or email the booking slip to the Field Secretary to arrive not later than Saturday 1 May. (Maximum 20 people)

    SECOND  FIELD MEETING              FRIDAY 25 JUNE, 2021
    Prof. Keith Ray  and Tim  Hoverd  will  lead  a  visit  to  explore  Arthur’s Stone and other cairns. Full details will be sent out later to those interested.
    TO BOOK: Send or email the booking slip to the Field Secretary to arrive not later than Monday 7 June.

    THIRD FIELD MEETING   SATURDAY 10/17/24/31 JULY, 2021
    Visit to Moccas and Woolhope Oak (leader to be arranged). The date and full details will be sent later to those interested.
    TO BOOK: Send or email the booking slip to the Field Secretary to arrive not later than Monday 21 June.

    FOURTH FIELD MEETING              WEDNESDAY 11 AUGUST, 2021
    The President David Whitehead and other members will lead this walking trip around Hereford. Full details will be sent later to those interested.
    TO BOOK: Send or email the booking slip to the Field Secretary to arrive not later than Monday 2 August

    FIFTH  FIELD MEETING    SATURDAY 21 AUGUST, 2021
    Beth Andrews and Dr. David Hutton will lead a full day exploring our Ice Age Ponds. Full details will be sent later to those interested.
    TO BOOK: Send or email the booking slip to the Field Secretary to arrive not later than Saturday 14 August

    CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
    Up to 30 members can attend from 17 May subject to any new instructions. After 21 June covid-19 restrictions may be removed.
    All   trips  are open  to  members and  friends and  other societies  (there  will  be  a  small  charge  for  guests and visitors to cover GA insurance). Charges to be collected on the day and an attendance form to be signed by all participants.
    Own  transport on all trips. Bring refreshments. Wear suitable footwear and clothing.
    Be  aware of current covid restrictions. It is also hoped that many members would have had their vaccinations. Entrance fees and parking fees to be covered by participants
    Meeting times and booking update (e.g. if full) to be announced on the website. It is hoped that the minimum would be 8 and maximum number 30 on the above field trips.

  • Woolhope Club Field Meetings 2021

    It will come as no surprise to members that our Spring Annual Meeting, scheduled to take place on 13 March 2021, will not take place. The Club committee had hoped that Government restrictions on meetings would have been eased by that time, but the guidelines published on Monday indicate otherwise. This gradual easing of restrictions over a period of months, and the limit on the size of meetings, will have an impact on the earlier meetings in the programme of field meetings planned for the summer, and the effect of this is being assessed. Details of the summer programme of field meetings will be circulated with the next Club newsletter, due early in April.