Geology of Hollybush and Ragged Stone Hill (Malvern Walking Festival)

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Event Description

DISTANCE: 3 miles
DURATION: 3 hours
DATE: 1 June 2024
START TIME: 6:00pm
START LOCATION: Hollybush Car Park, HR8 1ES
WALK LEADER: Moira Jenkins
COST: £5

The ancient Precambrian rocks of the Malvern Hills stand up above the surrounding countryside. This walk up and around Ragged Stone Hill, (with a diversion to Middle Hollybush Quarry) explores the Southern hills which have eastern and western summits separated by slightly younger rocks. We will see where the Cambrian sandstones overlie the crystalline Precambrian. From the top of Ragged Stone Hill, we will see the contrasting scenery in the Severn Valley and the ridges and valleys in Herefordshire. The topography is shaped by the underlying rock structure.

There is a short uphill section followed by a steady climb; a couple of stiles have to be negotiated

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Saturday 1 June 2024


Malvern Hills