Field Trip: Exploitation and Conservation in the Mendips

Leader: A field day in the Mendips, courtesy of Foster Yeoman Ltd. and the Royal Geographical Society

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £3.00

Date and Time



Torr Works Quarry, Shepton Mallet BA4 4RA

Field Trip Description

A guided tour of Torr Works Quarry will examine the issues of extracting Carboniferous Limestone in an environmentally important area, with an opportunity to collect mineralised rock specimens. A tour of the magni�cent State Rooms and Orangery of nearby Marston House, Headquarters of Foster Yeoman Ltd., has been arranged for the afternoon.

Tickets: £8 (£3 for students) from Elizabeth Devon by 30th April. (Cheques payable to RGS-IBG)

Meet at 10.00 a.m. at Torr Works Quarry.

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