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Geology and landscape in the Burbage Valley

Date Saturday 11th May 2019
Time 9:00 until 11:30
Meet At Start and finish at the southern end of Duke's Drive ('The Greenway') off the A6187 between Fox House and Toad's Mouth [SK 2620 8067]
Organised By SAGT - Sheffield Area Geology Trust
Bus Route 65, 271, 272
Description The landscape of Burbage is controlled by the underlying distribution of rocks of the Carboniferous Millstone Grit. This has been moulded by periglacial activity during the last Ice Age and subsequently by the activities of man. This geological walk around the southern part of the Burbage Valley will look at the solid geology and geomorphology and consider the archaeological and historical impact of man on the landscape. Moderate difficulty with approximately 4 km of walking off the main paths on irregular, rocky, and sometimes steep terrain. Wear suitable outdoor clothing: with waterproofs and stout footwear. No facilities during the walk. There is no need to book. N.B. Limited car parking. More parking at Fox House or in Longshaw Estate Car Park (NT). Bus to Hathersage Road (request stop after Fox House.) Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact Duncan McLean
Phone No. 0114 244 7088
Email mbstratigraphy [at]
Type of Event Guided Walk
Primary Focus General Interest
Wheelchair/Pushchair Accessible No
Suitable for Families Yes