Geonews Autumn 2018

Here’s a link to the third issue of GEONEWS 2018, GCUK’s newsletter for the autumn 2018.

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RIGS Workday in the Usk Inlier

Message from Nigel:

Hi All,

Elen has been busy organising meetings following our site visits during our September meeting to a couple of sites in the Usk Inlier.

We start at the Cefn Lla site doing some site clearance work in conjunction with the Woodland Trust, the site owners. For this joint operation please bring some basic digging, cutting and cleaning tools.

In the afternoon Elen has also arranged a meeting with representatives of the Usk Prison for a discussion on site at the Cilwgri site. So a full and interesting day!

We meet at the Cefn Lla car park on Wednesday December 5th at 10.30am and bring your own lunch – although there is a cafe at the garden centre in nearby Llanbadoc. Grid reference O.S. Explorer sheet no.152, SO 363217. To get there take the following route – coming off the M4 at Coldra (J.24) onto the A 449 Monmouth road. Take the first turn off to Usk. Go through Usk and turn left immediately after crossing the bridge and take the first right opposite Llanbadoc Church. After 1/2 mile there is a sharp bend with a steep cliff on your left. There is a small lodge house Pant y Cwcw immediately on your right coming out of the bend. In a short distance is the turn to the right to Cefn Lla Farm and follow it to the car park. Let me or Elen know if you have any queries.

Cheers Nigel

Cefn Lla
Cefn Lla

Site Visits

The following sites have thus far made up the site clearance programme of the South-east Wales RIGS Group:

Ruperra

  • 26 August 2014
  • 31 August 2014
  • 23 March 2015
  • 11 September 2015
  • 6 April 2016
  • 24 May 2016
  • 18 June 2016
  • 23 January 2017
  • 16 March 2017
  • 1 April 2017
  • 11 April 2017
  • 7 March 2018

Quarella / Wildmill

  • 2 August 2016
  • 4 October 2016
  • 13 February 2017
  • 15 March 2017
  • 26 April 2017
  • 14 August 2017
  • 30 September 2017
  • 6 December 2017
  • 28 March 2018
  • 12 April 2018
  • 25 May 2018
  • 22 June 2018
  • 25 July 2018
  • 28 August 2018
  • 17 October 2018

Radyr Quarry

After careful consideration, it was decided that for the time being the scope of the Radyr Quarry is beyond this group’s capabilities.

  • 7 February 2018
  • 12 May 2018

Llandegfedd Reservoir

This possible site was visited following the general meeting of 1 September 2018. Decision as to future activities still to be made.

Note: a list of site visits to the various sites is being kept up-to-date in the page entitled “Site Visits“.