STOWEY QUARRY, near BISHOP SUTTON (ST597 586)
Leader: Simon Carpenter
2.00pm, Saturday 30 June
Stowey Quarry offers one of the best inland exposures of Upper Triassic and Lower Jurassic rocks in the Bristol district. The quarrying of rock has ceased and the site is now managed as a landfill site. Simon has spent considerable time at this site collecting fossils and will be bringing some of these along for others to see. Simon will be on hand to explain the geology but sees the trip primarily as an opportunity to collect the many invertebrate and vertebrate fossils that abound at the site. Hard hats, stout footwear and eye protection are essential for this quarry visit.
Directions: coming from Bristol on the A37 south of Pensford right turn (third exit) at the Chelwood roundabout onto the A368 for Bishop Sutton and Weston-super-Mare. Follow A368 for approximately two miles then turn left for Stowey. Continue past the Church, up the hill and then turn right at the next junction towards White Cross. The entrance to the
quarry is a short distance on your right. Parking is on the road verge near the quarry entrance. Car sharing would be helpful. Simon's mobile number on the day is 07849622823. For other queries please contact Section Secretary - Richard Ashley 01934 838850.