Friday, 5 June 2015

June 14th - Geology of Box, Wiltshire

Box: landscape, rocks and fossils with Elizabeth Devon
14th June, 2.15 Selwyn Hall car park, Box.
The walk will start from the Selwyn Hall car park in Box. After a visit to the nearby Box Rock Circus, we will make our way to the River Bybrook and so to St. Thomas a Becket Church. We shall then walk through the village identifying rocks and fossils en route. We then proceed (slowly) up the sequence of rock types in the valley to Quarry Woods. The views are spectacular and the geology is very clear. In Quarry Woods we will consider the quarrying industry. From here, our walk will take us down over fields to the Millennium sculpture in Lacy Wood and then to the view point of Brunel's famous Box Tunnel. We shall return via footpaths to the recreation ground and so to the Selwyn Hall car park. If time allows, we shall then use the 'Climate through Time' poster to put what we have seen on the walk into perspective. Copies of the poster and a hand-out will be available.
Booking essential - Corsham Walking Festival

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