RETRACING THE GEOLOGISTS' ASSOCIATION'S EXCURSION OF 1917
10.30 Norbiton Station or 10.45 Kingston Gate car park in Richmond Park, by the notice boards.
This full-day trip celebrates 100 years since the Geologists’ Association’s Excursion on 19th May 1917 and will attempt to re-enact the route as closely as possible and to deliberate on the origin of the gravels as on the original trip. The 1917 trip began at Norbiton Station at and finished at the Windmill on Wimbledon Common. It was an afternoon trip with a suitable stop for tea, as was the custom.
The walk is about 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) long and will include some steep slopes which may be slippery if wet. The middle part of the trip will involve walking on pavements next to roads.
Kingston University refectory for lunch. You may prefer to bring a packed lunch as the length of the lunch stop will be limited.
The excursion should end about 4-4.30 but participants are able to leave whenever they want.
There will be no charge for this trip