Field Trips for 2024

Please let us know if you have particular requests or would be interested to lead a fieldtrip or happy to lend a hand with the organisation of fieldtrips. We had excellent attendance at all the trips last year and we are more limited by the ability to organise than by potential participants!  


Sunday 10 March at 11.00 am 


The aim: investigate rock relations and to interpret the magmatic and metamorphic processes of formation of the Kennack Gneiss.


Please register to attend: attendees will need to register by sending an email to, the following information: 

name, address, telephone number (for an emergency contact) and whether they need to use an RGSC hard hat.   

Fee: Non members £5 (in a named, sealed envelope please) Free for RGSC members (membership is just £15).


Meeting point: Kennack Sands Beach entrance, TR12 7LT and Grid reference: SW 7353 1648


Duration: The fieldtrip will last 2-3 hours only (around low-tide).


Parking: There is a (paying) car park very close to the beach and there is limited roadside parking, but also a cliff-top field that is used for free parking - look for the gap on the right as you drive downhill.



Geology: The base of the Lizard ophiolite was intruded by magmas of different compositions, sometimes in the same place and at the same time. The rocks that formed were subsequently deformed into Gneiss. We will investigate structural and lithological relations in a relatively undeformed area known as Kennack Gate, and a strongly deformed area.