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45. Onny Valley, Shropshire, Geology Teaching Trail (1992)


by Peter Toghill

The Onny Valley, to the east of the Church Stretton Fault complex, provides a classic and famous section through the Caradoc Series and along it are exposed all the characteristic rocks varieties containing their well-known shelly faunas. This trail guide is meant to appeal to students, undergraduates, as well as amateur geologists. The general public will find something to interest them too, as the trail follows a beautiful wooded valley, with plenty of wildlife to see.

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Locality 1 Quarry in Longmyndian and Hoar Edge Grit on South bank of the River Onny.

Locality 2 Old Railway Cutting west and east of Glenburrell Rail Bridge, exposing Chatwall Sandstone.

Locality 3 Small quarry in typical Chatwall Sandstone, 60m east of Glenburrall railway bridge

Locality 4 Old railway cutting showing highest Chatwall Sandstone

Locality 5 Old railway cutting showing alternata Limestone

Locality 6 Old river cliff on south side of old railway track showing exposures in Cheney Longville Flags

Locality 7 River side exposure on south bank of River Onny in Acton Scott Group

Locality 8 View point on the south bank of the River Onny showing the famous Silurian/Ordovician unconformity


Itineraries
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Locality 1 Quarry in Longmyndian and Hoar Edge Grit on South bank of the River Onny. Grid Ref SO 41158614

Locality 2 Old Railway Cutting west and east of Glenburrell Rail Bridge, exposing Chatwall Sandstone. Grid Ref SO 41318604

Locality 3 Small quarry in typical Chatwall Sandstone, 60m east of Glenburrall railway bridge. Grid Ref SO 41478587

Locality 4 Old railway cutting showing highest Chatwall Sandstone Grid Ref SO 41708574

Locality 5 Old railway cutting showing alternata Limestone. Grid Ref SO 41808568

Locality 6 Old river cliff on south side of old railway track showing exposures in Cheney Longville Flags. Grid Ref SO 42078547

Locality 7 River side exposure on south bank of River Onny in Acton Scott Group. Grid Ref SO 42388538

Locality 8 View point on the south bank of the River Onny showing the famous Silurian/Ordovician unconformity. Grid Ref: SO 42638525

Map of Itineraries