Conchological Society field meeting - North Wales limestone pavements

21 May 2010 23:00 - 23 May 2010 23:00

Location: Llandudno, North Wales, UK.

Event description

Over the past year or so, work has been undertaken to survey the molluscan fauna of Limestone Pavements in Yorkshire.

In order to acquire some comparative data it is intended to visit two sites in Caernarvonshire in 2010. In order to be of maximum value the main samples must be taken from within designated areas of each limestone pavement. Although this is one of the main points of the visit there should be plenty of opportunity to investigate the molluscan fauna in other areas close by.

The two main sites designated as sample areas in Caernarvonshire are as follows: a limestone pavement on the Great Orme with a central point grid reference of SH7572583950, and a limestone pavement known as Bryn Pydew with a central point of SH8175779817. Bryn Pydew is situated just north of the A55 trunk road which runs between Colwyn Bay and Conwy.

Any necessary permits have still to be acquired, but this should not be a problem as this project is part of an on-going study of the pavements being undertaken by the University of Chester.

There is plenty of accommodation, of all types and costs, both within and surrounding Llandudno.

Meet on Saturday on the Great Orme at about SH766842 at 11:00 h. Pay the Toll fee of £2.50 for the Marine Drive which runs around the Great Orme and park in a small informal car park up a small track about 100 yards past the Rest and be Thankful cafe, which is beyond the Lighthouse. We should not have any problems parking in one of the two areas off that track.

Organisation details

This event was not organised by the AES. Please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.

Event organiser: Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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