Field Trip: Periglacial features on Mendip

Leader: Isabel Buckingham, Bath Geological Society

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £3.00

Date and Time



Deerleap, Priddy, Mendip, Somerset, BA5 1EL

Field Trip Description

Trip to consider evidence for periglacial features on Mendip. The Western Mendip special Geological Sheet is useful. The day can be split into two parts:- The morning is on an exposed hillside and involves several strenuous styles. We shall consider visible evidence for the periglacial features comparing them with a known area of periglacial Karst in Canada. Cars will be moved to consider a separate area where a cave development is under loess.

Meet 10 am at car park at ST519492 on the Priddy Wookey lane on Pelting Drove.

In the afternoon, we shall examine features in Ebor Gorge. There is one style but steep paths.

Meet at 2pm at the NT car park ST521482

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