Field Trip: ECOS, Vallis Vale (de la Beche/Tedbury Camp), Fussell's Ironworks

Leader: Elizabeth Devon, Bath Geological Society and Adrian Wood, Colerne History Group

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £3.00

Date and Time



Frome College, Bath Rd, Frome BA11 2HQ

Field Trip Description

We shall look at the ECOS monoliths in the amphitheatre outside the Merlin Theatre before setting off for Vallis Vale where we shall visit the famous SSSI de la Beche unconformity. After this there is a short walk to Tedbury Camp where fossil collecting is allowed. We shall then continue along the Mells River towards Mells to visit the remains of Fussell’s Ironworks.

Meet at Frome Community College/Merlin Theatre car park at 10.30 a.m. This is off the B3090 at GR ST784492. The turning is at a set of traffic lights and is well-signed. Packed lunches and strong shoes are essential!

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