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Charnwood Forest and Mountsorrel

Map and guide Exploring the landscape of


Explore 600 million years of geology through a series of walks and discover the evolution of the Leicestershire landscape. You will see natural rock exposures and many quarries resulting from the rich industrial heritage of the area. There is something here for everyone, from the Sunday stroller to the keen walker, as well as both amateur and professional geologists.

Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire has highly distinctive scenery, with crags of ancient Precambrian rocks jutting through a cover of much younger strata. These ancient rocks have long fascinated geological enthusiasts. Illustrated in this map and guideobok are the many discoveries made in this area, including the 'roots' of volcanoes and Britain's oldest fossils.

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Cordee Code: CGB009
No of Pages: 52
Page Size: 145 x 210 mm
ISBN 10: 0852725701
ISBN 13: 9780852725702
Publisher: British Geological Survey
Published Date: January 2007
Edition: 1st
Binding: Map and Guide
Illustrations: colour photos and maps
Weight: 272g

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