Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Geological Exposures

We spent the day clearing scrub from one of our geological exposures with the help of our regular team of volunteers. The exposure is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and therefore it needs the vegetation clearing from around it every few years. To be honest it was hard to see the rock face when we started this morning so it was really gratifying to see it gradually revealed.

This exposure is located above the dis-used railway tunnel at Presthope, all the brash was thrown down from the top to the volunteers who were eagerly awaiting it near the tunnel entrance. A good fire ensured that all the brash was quickly reduded to little more than a pile of ash. Seeing the smoke rising from above the tunnel it was easy to imagine a train passing through on its way to Much Wenlock.

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