Be a geological detective!

The colourful rocks of Penarth were formed over 200 million years ago. They tell a fascinating story of changes in climate and sea-level. You can download an information sheet here…

Carboniferous Fossil Plants

In many places in the South Wales Coalfield we find the remains of the plants which made the coal. For many of us these are fragments that we struggle to…

Old Red Sandstone of the Black Mountains

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary is an extract from a book partly compiled during the 1990s. The text and photographs reflect the geological knowledge of that time as well as the…

Geological Timescale

Geological Time is put into named ages so that geologists all over the world can share information and compare that with others. Here is a summary of the Geological Timescale…

Welsh Geological Quarterly 1965-1970

This section includes the Group’s magazine Welsh Geological Quarterly, published between 1965 and 1970. The compilation has been scanned from cyclostyled issues of the magazine. Original issues are in the…

Climate: past present and future?

Geologists’ Association National Conference 2017 The South Wales Geologists’ Association were the hosts for this event in the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff 21 – 22 October 2017 Information…

The Land of the Beacons Way

New, fully-illustrated, 124 page book describes the landscape and geology across the Brecon Beacons National Park as seen from the Beacons Way, a long distance walking route from Ysgyryd Fawr…

50 Year Archives 1960-2010

During the winter of 2009-10, archive material from Alun Thomas (group Secretary 1966-1989) was given to the Group, prompting the opportunity to compile 50 years of the Group’s activities. This…