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The Ancient Springs of Wells; How old are they? – A Geo-Walk

August 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Discover how the water and history of this beautiful small city are linked as you stroll around the ancient sites. Walk includes examination of geological features linked to different episodes of fluid-rock interaction in the Carboniferous and Triassic rocks of Tor Hill Woods – evidence of early Wells springs?

Walk will be led by Doug Robinson, local geologist and retired lecturer from Bristol University, through Tor Hill Woods. Half the route will be along established footpaths (steep sections in places) and then half on the footpath alongside the B3139, Wells-Dulcote road.

Distance: 2km

Suitable for adults (useful to have some geological background)

Meet at ST55437 45810, parking in Wells or at layby along B3139 (ST55707 45523)

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

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August 24
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


Mendip Hills AONB
Somerset Earth Science Centre
The Mendip Society