9th September 2023 -
Leader: Richard Arthur [email protected] 11.00am Please inform the leader if you are going to attend The Carboniferous rocks of the Mendip area look much the same – a grey monotonous limestone. However, with a little closer examination great variation can be distinguished. This trip will show some of the key textures as well as a few new discoveries of very special rocks and fossils in the cliffs at the foot of Cheddar Gorge. A short walk up to the gorge along foot paths, which make the walk suitable for wheelchair users but with perhaps a few skips by car (for all of us) over the sections where there is no foot path.
If time permits a couple of stops to show the key geology that links Cheddar to Burrington Combe will be made on the return journey to Bristol. Meet in the car park next to the public toilet, 1 Daghole, Cheddar BS27 3QJ ST 46350 53875. Next to the smaller lake below the entrance to Cox’s Cave.