MWF89 Geology of Hollybush and Ragged Stone Hill, Saturday 1st June
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
|1st June 2024
Hollybush Car Park
|SO 758 369
Car park to the north of the road at the highest point where A438 crosses the Malvern Hills. There are also laybys by the south side of the road towards Eastnor.