Dog Hill Wood

Dog Hill wood, Ledbury

Dog Hill Wood, Ledbury

Geological Overview
TDog Hill Wood and the immediate surrounding area tell a fascinating geological story. Byinterpreting the different rocks seen, including their relationships to each other, the incredible story of how these rocks came into being, along with the events that took place to shape the landscape, all begin to emerge.

The rocks that underlie Dog Hill Wood all formed during the Silurian Period. It was a pioneering British geologist, Sir Roderick Murchison, who first identified this series of  rock in the 1830s during his extensive field investigations in South Wales and in Herefordshire.

Ledbury, Herefordshire; Grid Reference: SO 7127 3837

Open along public right of way

Geological Age
Silurian  – Wenlock
Silurian – Ludlow

Rock Types
Sedimentary – Limestone; shale

Variable lithologies
Local geological history and structural setting

Interpretation board on site
Ledbury – Over coral seas and sandy deserts (a ‘Walks for Health’ leaflet)
Section 11 of the Geopark Way trail