Led by Norman Dutton, A guided geological tour of Banbury town centre (approx 1 hour)
Tuesday 7th May, Evening, Banbury, Meet at Town Hall for 7 pm No need to book ahead.
This tour will take you round many of the buildings in Banbury, Oxfordshire, which have used natural stone in their construction. The rocks are mostly of Jurassic age and reveal what the area was like over 170 million years ago. Their high fossil content means that you will probably see more fossils here than on a visit to the Jurassic Coast.
The tour will last around 1 hour and end at St. Mary’s Church. It is offered free by the Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group as part of GeoWeek, a national initiative to introduce members of the public to geoscience.
Here is the WGCG GeoWeek in summary for other events – details and links are being added progressively.
- ‘Walk 600 million years in 20-minutes at the Brandon Marsh GeoWall’. A geological timeline wall walk.
Sunday 5th May 10:30 am to 4:00 pm – Meet at Brandon Marsh, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre See: Event and location details
- ‘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
- ‘Kenilworth Rocks! Meet ‘The Stones’’ – A guided walk of “The Building Stones of Old Kenilworth”
Thursday 9th May, Kenilworth, Meet 2 pm, Abbey Fields Car Park – 2 hours parking free with ticket (approx 1½ hours) 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. Event location and details