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Ask the expert, at Severn Valley Country Park

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Severn Valley Country park

As Geofest 2015 draws to a close, experts from the group Geologists in the Geopark will be spending the day at Severn Valley Country Park in Alveley on Sunday 30 August 2015.

Severn Valley Country Park is part of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark, which covers 1250 sq km across multiple counties. The Geopark has outstanding geology spanning 700 million years. Its members have a passion for landscape and geology, and are happy to share their passion so people can learn more about the area they live in.

Visitors are invited to drop in to the visitor centre any time on Sunday 30 August 2015 any time between 11am and 4pm to learn about the rocks, fossils and minerals found in the Earth’s crust. Visitors are also invited to bring along their own specimens for identification by the experts.

Whilst at the park, visitors will also be able to follow the new geological trail devised by Peter and Cherry Oliver from Geologists in the Geopark. The short trail looks at the sandstone, coal, igneous rocks and quartz which can be seen around the park.

Susie Comaish, visitor centre manager, said:-

“It will be a great opportunity for our visitors to learn about the local landscape and have any questions they may have, answered. The experts on site will have many samples of rocks and fossils which visitors will be able to get to grips with.”

This is a free event which is part of the annual Geofest held by Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark. Geofest is a three month programme of events and activities highlighting and celebrating the geology, landscape, heritage and wildlife of the Geopark.