Volunteers expose glorious geology

Thanks to volunteers from the Earth Heritage Trust, the fascinating geology of the Malvern's has been revealed. 

The rocks beneath the Malvern Hills are more than 680 million years old, some of the oldest rocks in the UK, and tell us a great deal about our planet and the formation of the world as we know it.

Although damaging and disruptive, quarries around the Malvern Hills have exposed complex geological forms and rock types.  These abandoned quarries are now a place for geologists, students and interested individuals to get up close to the earth's heritage and study how the Malvern's came to be and the areas geological past.

Over time vegetation can grow over and obscure some of the quarry faces, hiding the history beneath.  A team of volunteers from the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust have cleared vegetation from Dingle Quarry, West Malvern to expose the geology once again.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to ensure other visitors to this area can learn more about the special geology of this landscape.