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Severn Valley Country Park reveals the secrets of its landscape! (15th May 2015)

As part of the launch weekend of Geofest 2015, Severn Valley Country Park will be hosting a free event on Sunday 31st May. Shropshire Council Rangers will be welcoming the president of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark, Chris Darmon as well as Geologists in the Geopark for a day of geological discovery!

Between 11am and 4pm, local experts will be on hand to answer your questions and you will be able to learn all about the Geopark. There will be rocks and fossils on display and you will be able to uncover the industrial past of the country park as well as the impact of the ice age on the Severn Valley.

A new geology trial devised by Peter and Cherry Oliver of Geologists in the Geopark will be available from the visitor centre. This is a free trail which describes the sandstone, coal spoil, igneous rocks, silica and floodplain which are all within a short distance from the centre. As part of the launch weekend, there will be a free guided walk beginning at 1.30pm. This will follow the route of the trail and will be led by Chris Darmon and Peter Oliver.

GeoFest is the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark’s annual three month long celebration of its geology, landscape and associated heritage during which nearly 100 events will be hosted and run by the members of the Geopark Forum. The events are wide ranging and include walks, talks, and children’s activities along with ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions and demonstrations exploring the geology, landscape, history, archaeology and wildlife of the Geopark. This year GeoFest runs from 30th May to 31st August.

For more information about our ‘Geopark at the Country Park’ event, please call 01746 781 192.