Castlemorton Common

Gorse on Castlemorton Common

Gorse on Castlemorton Common

Geological overview

The free draining common owes it’s presence due to the gravel which underlies it. These are fragments of rock that have been washed down from the Malvern Hills during summer melts in the Ice Age. The ground on the common was frozen, and the waters that flowed down would have deposited the material it carried on the surface.
In the banks of a stream, are Pleistocene Malvern Gravels containing pinkish Malvern granite and darker pebbles of volcanic rock from the hills above set in a finer matrix.

Castlemorton, Worcestershire Grid Reference: SO 791 390

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Geological Age

Fluvial processes
Incised channel