Visit By American Geoscientists

The American branch of the Association of Women Geoscientists (an international organisation) recently visited the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark. The visitors spent time on the railway looking at the rocks and landscape of the area, studying the fossilised desert sand dunes of Bridgnorth and Bewdley and the important sandstones of Highley. The history of coal mining, building stone transport down the river and the construction of Wribbenhall viaduct were all discussed. There is indeed some extraordinary geology to be seen along the railway.