Geology and Scenery around Purton
Sat 9th Oct, 2021
Distance: 4 miles (6.4 km)
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The geology and landscape walk this year will be around Purton and Sharpness, partly inland, whilst the tide is in during the morning, and partly along the coast, in the afternoon when the tide is out (boots needed!). Mainly flat (three small climbs) with one stile. As usual there will be lots of stops. This walk is suitable for families but not for very young children. All ages will enjoy the walk more if they bring a magnifying lens!
Points of Interest – Purton is where the great Malvern fault crosses the river (as the Berkeley Fault), bringing together rocks of widely different ages (Ordovician, Upper Silurian, Old Red Sandstone, Triassic and Lower Jurassic – from 500 to 200 million years ago) , wonderful scenery, the old Severn railway bridge, concrete (and eighty odd other barges), Sharpness canal and docks, and above all the unique experience of the Severn estuary.
A magnifying hand lens (loupe) x8 or x10
Pub lunch available at the Dockers Club Sharpness. I will send out a menu to those booking the walk. Alternatively bring a picnic and drinks.
- No Dogs please, except for registered assistance dogs
- We will be stopping en-route for a meal in a pub
- This a family friendly walk. Accompanied children are welcome
Booking this walk
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