Field Trip: Newlands Corner to Albury Geological Trail, Guildford - 120 million years of Surrey History

Leader: Iain Fletcher with Mole Valley Geological Society

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £3.00

Date and Time



Newlands Corner Car Park, Drove Road, Albury, Guildford, Surrey, South East, GU4 8SE

Field Trip Description

The trail involves a circular walk of 5 miles (8km) using quiet tracks and some minor roads. You will see a wide variety of underlying Cretaceous and Tertiary rocks, the part they play in forming the landscape, how the plants and animals depend on each particular rock type and how people have used the rocks.

Meet at 10.30 a.m. at the Visitor Centre, Newlands Corner, about 3 miles east of Guildford - TQ 0449 (more details later). The walk is quite steep in parts and can be muddy and slippery after rain so walking boots or stout shoes are recommended. Geology Trail available at pounds 1.50 from Surrey RIGS Group.

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Important Notice: Bath Geological Society Insurance

Each person attending a field meeting does so on the understanding that he/she attends at his/her own risk. The Bath Geological Society has Public Liability Insurance Cover for field and indoor meetings, but Personal Accident Cover and Personal Liability Cover remain the responsibility and personal choice of the participant.

There may be an element of appropriate cover included in house insurance or in travel insurance: although Bath Geological Society activities are not particularly dangerous members are advised to check whether exclusions apply to activities in which they plan to participate in case they wish to arrange further cover. An annual travel insurance may be the best solution for any member who regularly attends field events: this again is a matter of choice.

Please note however that all members participating in overseas events will be required to have travel insurance for the duration of the event: this is so that participants are covered for Medical, Repatriation and Personal Liability expenses. The Personal Accident element remains the personal choice of the member and again members are advised to check exclusions so that they can make an informed decision about the cover they want.