9s. ‘Uncovered’ Wainlode Cliff & Sandhurst Hill – Geology and Landscape Trail

‘Uncovered’ Wainlode Cliff & Sandhurst Hill

‘Uncovered’ Wainlode Cliff & Sandhurst Hill

Wainlode Cliff is one of the classic sections in the Triassic-Jurassic sequence in Gloucestershire. It displays part of a thick sequence of mudstones, cut through by gypsum veins and capped by Early Jurassic limestones.

Crossing over Sandhurst Hill you will see gravels deposited by water from a melting glacier and can enjoy views of the River Severn below you, and the Malvern Hills in the distance. Returning along the river bank you pass over alluvial floodplains and remnants of earler river courses.


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