A walk introducing the geology of the area and its effect on the landscape, flora and fauna, and local human development.
A 5km Geology Walk led by local Geologist Dave Green. The walk will take approximately 3 hours and involving one long climb and several stiles.
Highlights include: Virtually a complete traverse through the Carboniferous rocks forming the north western part of the Forest. Gently easterly dipping rocks produce a stepped landscape, descending west to the Wye. The steps form the sites for the main settlements; Ruardean, Joys Green and the Pludds. All the rocks have in the past been exploited for coal, iron ore, lime and building stone.
The walk is free. You can book tickets via Eventbrite from the 31st August.
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!