Field Trip: Geology of the Usk Inlier

Leader: David Green, University of Bristol

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £3.00

Date and Time



Llangattock Nigh Usk, Goytre, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP7 9DB

Field Trip Description

During the course of this Saturday dayschool, most of the fossiliferous sequence will be examined and a picture will be built up of the geological history of the area and the changing palaeo-environments. The strong relationship between rock type, geological structure and topography will be explored during the traverse. Silurian marine and terrestrial sediments exposed in the north-south trending Usk anticline will be examined and the Usk sequence will be compared and contrasted with the more familiar stratigraphy of south Shropshire, Ledbury, Woolhope, May Hill and so on.

2 credits at level 0. Fee £18

Meet for start at 10.00 am at the car park/picnic site at the dam for Llandegfedd reservoir SO 329 085

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