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Wren's Nest And the Geo Meet

43 months ago
Geograph-ers meet at Matlock Bath
Dudley had been calling for a while, the mix of geology and industrial sites act as a major magnet. So again I ventured out in the Birmingham direction, changing at new street station for a train to Tipton. After a short walk Wren's next was reached, this was the countries first geological NNR. The Wenlock limestone has been thrust up into an anticline (fold) before being heavily quarried in the mid 19th C. Some climbing found me a fossilised sea floor from the Silurian period. Lots of...
mill arkwright geomeet

Chesterfield Area

43 months ago
Hollingwood - The Clock Tower Business Centre
Due to a good forecast in the Chesterfield area I took the train to Chesterfield on the Saturday. It had been a while since a previous visit. Exiting the station I found the old Chesterfield canal, taking the route up to near Staveley. This section is isolated due to Norwood tunnel that has collapsed. Well used by the locals for leisure, it is open to cyclists as a fast route into Chesterfield. There was a diversion near the end due to works at Hollingwood lock....
geology steam railway

Three Day Industrial Geographing

43 months ago
Goodluck Mine - Adit
The weather was good and I had a few days off so a few targets were investigated. The first was a new one on the to do list, the Goodluck Mine in Derbyshire. Not very well known but after an email or two I arranged for me and a fellow geology student to visit on the Sunday. As it was a Sunday the trains didn't run until the afternoon so we caught the 24/7 skylink bus early in the morning. This runs from Leicester to Derby via East Midlands airport. What is a 22 minute run on the train took...
colliery coal canal mine lead industrial

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