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Mousehold Heath Geological Work Party

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Scout Hut

Mousehold Avenue

Norwich

NR3 4RS

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Welcome back to another event by the Geological Society of Norfolk and the East Anglian Regional Group of the Geological Society of London. This trip has kindly been organised by Tim Holt Wilson of the GSN and Ed Orchin of the EARG.

We will be heading to Mousehold Heath in Norwich to enhance three geological exposures for the Mousehold Heath Earth Heritage Trail; gain an insight into the geology of the Heath and better understand the evolution of its landscape.


The schedule of the trip will be as follows:

09:30 - meet at the Scout Hut on Mousehold Avenue (NR3 4RS). Tim Holt Wilson will provide an introduction to the geology and landscape history of Mousehold.

10:30 - ~13:00 - we will relocate to Mousehold Heath car park (Gurney Road, NR1 4HW) and carry out the proposed geoconservation work along the Earth Heritage Trail.


The three sites and works required are:

Lower Birch Walk - clear spoil from base of section, tidy up exposures of glacial sands and clays of the Happisburgh Formation.

Gilman Road Brick Pit - clear and expose as above.

Oak Avenue - re-expose boundary between Anglian outwash gravels and Devensian peri-glacial coverloam and dispose of rotten tree-trunks.


We are being kindly supported by Will Stewart, the Heath's Warden for Norwich City Council who will be providing some tools/equipment. However, we would appreciate it if attendees could bring along any tools (e.g. mattock, spade, pick, bucket, trowel, secateurs etc). Regardless, all attendees will be required to bring the following:

- Outdoor clothing

- Tough footwear

- Head/eye protection

- Insect repellent

- Work gloves


For more information about the Earth heritage Trail and the sites we will be visiting, please click on the below link:

https://www.norwich.gov.uk/mouseholdheathtrail

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