Cross Hands Quarry and Burton Dassett Hills: July 2016


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Cross Hands Quarry and Burton Dassett Hills led by John Crossling. A joint whole day trip with the Black Country Geological Society.

The meeting location is in Burton Dassett on the Dassett Hills at 10am. Directions for getting to the meeting point are given below, as well as directions to Cross Hands Quarry for later in the day.

Directions for Burton Dassett
(Sat nav CV47 2AB)
From Junction 12 of M40 Turn towards Gaydon  (NB considerable roadworks currently around this Junction)  
On edge of Gaydon, turn towards Banbury on B4100. 
Continue for about 2 miles (large army camp on right). 
Turn left towards Northend and Burton Dassett.  
Continue straight up hill over Cattle Grid and climb hill to the junction at the top. The cash machine for parking is at this point.  When you have paid turn to the left and continue to the end to park below the “Beacon” – looks like the bottom of a windmill.

Cross Hands Quarry
(Sat nav GL56 0SP)
From Burton Dassett go back down hill to the main road and turn back towards Gaydon but this time continue straight on for another 2.5 miles approx where you meet a roundabout for the Fosse way – turn left and follow the Fosse all the way into the centre of Moreton in the Marsh.  
In the middle at a mini island turn left heading towards Oxford on A44. 
After about 4 miles you will find a junction on the right A436 to Stow and the sign for the Oxfordshire Border.  Just beyond on the left is a pub “Greedy Goose” – we can use their car park.