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Sunday 14th November, 2021
Guided Geology Walk - Mallard’s Pike and Howbeech Slade

Guided Geology Walk - Mallard’s Pike and Howbeech Slade

Sunday 14th November, 2021

A walk introducing the geology of the area and its effect on the landscape, flora and fauna, and local human development.

A 2km Geology Walk led by local Geologist Dave Green. The walk will take approximately 3 hours and involves one steep ascent and two stiles.

Highlights include: This walk will explore the major gap in the sequence of Carboniferous layers making up the Forest basin, during which the older (Old Red Sandstone and Lower Carboniferous) strata were folded, lifted up and eroded, before the Coal Measures (Upper Carboniferous) were deposited on top. This relationship is known as an “unconformity” and here is the best place to see it. The rocks are exposed along an old railway line and in various old quarries, and include an exposure of the Forest’s most important coal seam – the Coleford High Delf.

Park in Forestry England Mallards Pike car park.

The walk is free.  You can book tickets via Eventbrite from the 20th October.

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