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Black Down Pericline – A Geo-Walk

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm


The grand tour of geological highlights on the Mendip Hills. We will examine the rocks, fossils and structure of the Carboniferous strata of the north and south limb of the Mendip’s largest pericline and the Triassic strata of its core.

Walk will be led by Professor Tony Watts. The route will take in Burrington Combe, The Combe at Sidcot and on to Shute Shelve Tunnel and will involve driving between sites. Sturdy shoes/boots should be worn.

Bring a hammer/hand lens/clinometer if you have them, if not this equipment will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Booking is essential, this is a free event but a suggested donation to Mendip Rocks! of £3pp would be appreciated.

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October 13
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Mendip Hills AONB
Somerset Earth Science Centre
The Mendip Society


North Somerset BS40 7AT + Google Map