by Stephen Hannath
THE BUILDINGS OF WILTSHIRE an exploration through the Earth materials used
Wiltshire's landscape is inextricably bound up with the rocks beneath the surface. It is our aim to raise public awareness of Earth Sciences and draw peoples attention to the way the landscape, and the towns and villages within it, are influenced by the underlying geology.
Leaders: Steve Hannath & Isobel Geddes
Bath Geological Society members: Free
Joining instructions and meet up location will be emailed to registered participants.
Morning: a c.5 mile circular walk in the Vale of Wardour. The walk has one or two steeper climbs as we go over the top of Greensand Ridge and we go over several stiles.
Lunch (optional) at the Wyndham Arms at about 1pm. Please select your meal (if required) from the Wyndham Arms menu and send this to Bob ideally 10 days before the trip so that the pub can be informed. Please be aware that portions at the Wyndham are large and starter size is more than adequate where available. No monies should be sent at this time as meals will be paid for on the day.
Afternoon: hope to leave pub c.2.30pm to travel to Chilmark Quarry (about 15 minutes away) to arrive there at about 3.00pm. Isobel Geddes will be leading the group at the quarry. Be aware that following rain this can be a very ‘gloopy’ place as the limestone gets mashed like custard up by the vehicles, so wellies may be required. Hammers may be brought. Hard hats and hi-viz gilet needed for the quarry. Parking has been arranged in the field on left immediately before the level crossing.