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Clatworthy Reservoir, Brendon Hills, West Somerset

28th September 2019

Local Geology Site (LGS) Conservation. This Field Trip (Day) is a continuation of the clearance work started at this Local Geology Site last Summer. We hope to reveal more of the geological structure of the site.

This is a Local Geology Site consisting of three locations by Clatworthy Reservoir.

Last year we cleared vegetation and soil from the outcrops to reveal a previously unknown fault within the Devonian Morte Slates.

The plan now is to continue the clearance and also remove the last year’s overgrowth. In addition to the fault, the bedding and cleavage, with evidence of later phases of deformation can clearly be seen. We hope that by clearing more of the outcrop we can better understand the structure in area.

The only skill required is the ability to do a spot of gardening! The site clearance is being done with the kind permission and full support of the owners, Wessex Water, who plan to install several interpretation boards to explain the geology we have revealed.

The site is a beautiful location in the Brendon Hills with lots of wildlife and historic interest should you tire of the geology.

For Health and Safety reasons the number attending this event is limited, so please do not travel without first contacting the organiser.

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28th September 2019
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Clatworthy Reservoir
Public Car Park at Clatworthy Reservoir
Clatworthy, Somerset TA4 2EJ United Kingdom
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