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Sunday 13th June, 2021
Guided Geology Walk Flaxley & Mugglewort Wood

Guided Geology Walk Flaxley & Mugglewort Wood

Sunday 13th June, 2021

Flaxley and Mugglewort woodland area geology has created spectacular scenery, highlights including the Blaisdon Fault, part of the major Malvern Fault system, forming the western edge of the Severn Vale.  

This guided three-hour walk is led by Dave Green, a local geologist. The walk examines the underlying geology, mining, quarrying and industrial heritage of this wooded area. Multiple movements on the fault have severely deformed the rocks, which range in age from the oldest (Silurian mudstones and limestones) to youngest (Triassic mudstones and sandstones) in the Forest. 

The walk route is a distance of approximately 3km, with one relatively easy climb and some stiles. 

A reasonable level of fitness will be needed to complete the walk.


Find out more about Geology of Our Forest project, part of the Foresters’ Forest programme. 

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