Publications & Downloads

Walks Leaflets

lectures The Group produces its own publications to cater for a range of geological ability. These include country-wide field guides, geological booklets and guided walks leaflets to local areas of interest.

Mae'r Grwp yn cynhyrchu ei gyhoeddiadau ei hun, sy'n cwrdd ‚ gofynion daearegwyr ar bob lefel. Mae'r rhain yn cynnwys llawlyfrau maes ar gyfer pob rhan o Gymru, llyfrynnau daearegol, a thaflenni sy'n sŰn am deithiau tywys i fannau lleol sydd o ddiddordeb i ddaearegwyr.

South Wales Geologists' Association - Conferences

The South Wales Geologists' Association has been involved in a number of conferences over the years. In 2014, we organised a conference aboutthe Old Red Sanstone. For information about this, please click here

Most recently, we hosted the Geologists Association 2017 national conference. For information about this, please click here

South Wales Geologists' Association - 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 Groupís activities. This was completed in 2015. The full fifty year archive comprises, in 20 sections, original paperwork, a box with a copy of virtually all the Groupís publications, a roll of the posters prepared by the Group, two DVDs containing all the computer files prepared from this material.

For each of the 20 sections, a digital compilation has been prepared, in .pdf file format. 17 of the 20 sections is availible here on our webiste as searchable pdf's, 3 of the sections having data protection issues.

Up to around 1990, the compilations have been based mainly on Alun Thomasís papers. For 1990-2010, further material has been added from the SWGA papers and digital archive of secretary Geraint Owen (1990-2009) and secretary Lynda Garfield (2009- ). Other members of the Group have also contributed: photographs, publications, newsletters, membership cards, Treasurerís papers, Programme Secretaryís papers, parts of the Welsh Geological Quarterly and scans, 50th Anniversary material, and more. All are thanked for their contributions.

The Land of the Beacons Way

lecturesNew, 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 in the east to Bethlehem in the west. £7.95.

Available from: Cindy Howells, Geologistsí Association South Wales Group, Department of Geology, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff CF10 3NP.

Cheques should be made payable to the Geologistsí Association South Wales Group.

Walks Leaflets

Our Walks leaflets are availible to download from the links below:

NoTitle Author Publication date Download?
1. Porthcawl (English) S R Howe 1997 Yes
1.Porth-cawl (Welsh) S R Howe 1998 Ie
2. Penarth, Lavernock and St Maryís Well Bay S R Howe 1991 Yes
3. Dunraven (1st ed) S R Howe 1991 No
3.Dunraven (2nd ed) S R Howe 1998 Yes
3.Bae Dwnrhefn southerndown (Welsh) S R Howe1998 Ie
4. Head of the Clydach Gorge T Sharpe 1991 Ie
5. Cwm Craig Ddu R M Owens 1991 Yes
6 Pontneddfechan G Owen 1991 Yes
7. Ogmore by Sea (English) S R Howe 1996 Yes
7.Aberogwr Bro Morgannwg (Welsh) S R Howe1998 Ie
8. Craig-y-Nos G Owen 1996 Yes
9. Llansteffan G Owen 1996 Yes
10. Porth-yr-Ogof to Sgwd Clungwyn T Sharpe 1996 Yes
11. Cribarth from Craig-y-Nos G Owen 1998 Yes
12. Barry Island-Friars Point A J Thomas 1998 Yes
13. Building stones of Cardiff 1. Cardiff Bay D Wellings & L Garfield2004 Yes
14. Building stones of Cardiff 2. Cathays Park to Queen Street E Robinson & T Sharpe 2005 Yes
14.Cerrig adeiladu Caerdydd 2. Parc Cathays i Heol y Frenhines (Welsh)E Robinson & T Sharpe2006 Ie
14. Building stones of Newport E Robinson2009 Yes
n/aDinosaur Footprints at The Bendrick RockT Sharpe2007 Yes
n/aCarboniferous Fossil Plants (also availible professionaly printed)RS Kendall2016 Yes
n/aPenarth - Be a geological detectiveC Howells2019 Yes

Other Downloads


NoTitle Author Publication date Download?
- Membership Leaflet - - front, back
- Stratigraphy of Wales - - Yes
- History of the SWGA 1960 to 1992 - - Yes
n/aSWGA Field Trips 2012 (5.9Mb)Lynda Garfield2012Yes
n/aMinutes of the 56th AGM. March 2015Lynda Garfield2015Yes
n/aDinosaurs in South Wales PosterSWGAunknownYes
n/aOld Red Sandstone of the Black MountainsDuncan Hawley & Geraint Owen unknownYes
n/aRules of the South Wales Geologists Association - 1996Yes