From Earth Science On-Site
Knowle Quarry, Shropshire
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Site 6. The Jack Mytton Pathway
Group leaders might want to use worksheet 7 to summarise the sequence of events at this point. It is permissible to collect specimens from this site, however, restrictions should be placed on the amount removed. The rule is “as many pieces as can be carried in one hand”. Moderate collecting should be allowed with an emphasis on understanding the pieces are evidence of earth science events and should not be removed from context in ignorance.
Return southwards along the path to the end of Lea Quarry, and then continue straight on, along the crest of Wenlock Edge until you return to Presthope car park. (See Figure 2). Take care as there are several flights of wooden steps along the route, which can become slippery.
Extensions can be made in advance of the visit to this ESO-S visit to the National Trust at Cardingmill Valley and to the Lea Quarry, run by Bardon Aggregates.
Contact Bardon Aggregate to discuss any safety issues and which features of the geology or quarrying activities you wish to see: Telephone: 01743 709287, or email the Quarry Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org or Aggregate Industries Geologist: email@example.com