Our aim is to have meetings with a varied format, so as to provide something of interest to a wide range of members. These include:

  • Study the geology of Derbyshire and beyond through field trips and walks.
  • Visits to places of geological interest, including mines, quarries and museums.
  • Indoor meetings, to include topics such as mineral and fossil identification, structural geology, elementary stratigraphy and rock types.


Members examine a Pre-Cambrian outcrop in Charnwood Forest close to where fossils were found over 50 years ago (courtesy of Peter Knowles)

Meetings will generally, but not always, be held on the second Tuesday in the month, from 2.30pm to 4.15pm, at The Studio, Audley St Elphins, Darley Dale. Walks and visits (usually sharing cars) will generally depart from Darley Dale (Whitworth Car Park) at 10.00am.

The experience of our members is varied; some have a wide range of knowledge and background in related industries, whilst others have geological knowledge ranging from beginners to those with extensive knowledge built up pursuing geology as a hobby. The only requirement to join our group is an interest in geology!

The group’s coordinator is Peter Clook who can be contacted by e-mail.

Our programme for 2020 is still being decided