Field Trip: Geology and Wildlife in Mid-Somerset

Leader: Hugh Prudden

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £3.00

Date and Time



Compton Dundon, Somerset

Field Trip Description

In the morning we shall visit wildlife reserve near Compton Dundon which features the gullied scarp of the Mercia Mudstones and which should be full of butterflies and wild flowers and views across the Moors.In the afternoon we shall travel to the Peat Moors Centre near Westhay with a peat digging showing the peat overlying the grey marine silts.

Meet at 10.30 a.m. Turn off B3151 south of Compton Dundon - turn up track to 49713098

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