GeoWeek: Walk 600 million years in 20-minutes at the Brandon Marsh GeoWall – Sunday 5 May


Event Details


In just a few paces, visitors can walk through time from local volcanic rocks of 600 million years ago to newer limestone of only 145 million years old. Warwickshire’s varied geology tells a good story. It is collected together in the Geology Wall at the Brandon Marsh wildlife visitor centre. The wall was designed and built by members of the Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group (www.WGCG.co.uk).

Come any time from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday 5th May 2019 and see the rocks and hear their story told by members of the Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group (WGCG).  They look forward to answering your questions.

• Puzzled by a rock or a fossil? Bring it along. See if we can tell you what it really is.
• Take the time to look at the two interpretation boards alongside the wall telling how the earth has changed in the last 600 million years.
Talk Times: 11.00 and 11.30 am, 12.00, 12.30, 1.30, 2.00, 2.30 and 3.00 pm.
Standard entry charges to Brandon Marsh, WWT members free entry.
Discover the whole story told by the GeoWall at Brandon Marsh on 5th May

Discover the whole story told by the GeoWall at Brandon Marsh on 5th May

More detail on the GeoWall at http://www.wgcg.co.uk/brandon-wall

Venue location: Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Brandon March Visitor Centre – More details

GeoWeek: Walk 600 million years in 20 minutes at the Brandon Marsh GeoWall!

GeoWeek: Walk 600 million years in 20 minutes at the Brandon Marsh GeoWall!——————— ———

Other local open events by WGCG for Geoweek are –

  • ‘Upton House Reveals its Secret Hidden in the Stones’, A geological tour of Upton House and gardens
    Tuesday 7th May 11.30 – 16:00 – at various times during the day. See Event info and details
  • ‘Rock solid evidence that Jurassic Park came to Banbury’, A guided geological tour of Banbury town centre (approx 1 hour)
    Tuesday 7th May Meet at Town Hall for 7 pm No need to book ahead. Event Location and details
  • ‘Kenilworth Rocks! Meet ‘The Stones’’ – A guided walk of “The Building Stones of Old Kenilworth” (approx 1½ hours)
    Thursday 9th May, Kenilworth, Meet 2 pm, Abbey Fields Car Park – 2 hours parking free with ticket See~: Event Location and details
  • ‘Gold in them thar hills? Yes! Fool’s Gold!’ Why are the Burton Dassett Hills there? What’s in them? Who dug? When? Why? Are they magnetic? What’s that tower for?
    Sunday 12th May, Burton Dassett Hills, Meet 10.30 at Car Park near the Tower (approx 1-2 hours) All-day parking £2. Click for: Event location and details
GeoWeek in Warwickshire with WGCG 5-12 May 2019

GeoWeek in Warwickshire with WGCG 5-12 May 2019

Geoweek 4th to 12th May 2019. Find out more here...