Most areas across the UK have got some form of geology society, whether it is a field group who go on regular field excursions or a group which holds both indoor and field meetings.
Joining one of these societies is an inexpensive way of gaining more geological knowledge through the organised talks and events and learning more about what is underneath your feet within your local area. Most societies have regular newsletters which provide information on up to date research within earth sciences as well as members articles about a rock they may have found unusual or a great trip they had. A few societies may have the opportunity to do some form of voluntary work which may involve clearing a rock face or tidying up a site of interest.
By joining one of these societies you will get to meet and make new friends with people who have a similar interest to you. They aren’t just for professional or qualified geologists. Anyone with an interest in the areas of geology and earth sciences are welcome. People of all ages are welcome.
The Black Country Geological Society is based in Dudley, West Midlands, holds regular meetings to listen to invited lecturers and field trips to sites of geologic interest.