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Geological sites in Sunderland South

Saturday 21 May, 10am-3pm

The morning will be spent walking around Mowbray Park (Building Hill) and nearby parts of Sunderland town centre looking at a natural outcrop of the Concretionary Limestone, and some prominent building stones. We will move on to Tunstall Hill or an appreciation of the Ford Formation (reef facies), before visiting Hendon Promenade to view an excellent but poorly known outcrop of the Concretionary Limestone (complete with cannon balls). This is a joint meeting with the North Eastern Geological Society.

Meet at Gorse Road Car Park, on Stockton Road, close to St George’s Church, and not far from Park Lane Metro station, Sunderland. The car park is on the left going into Sunderland, on a short stretch of Stockton Road that is one way. (OS grid ref NZ396561, nearest postcode SR2 7DE).

Leader: Dr Andy Lane

Accompanied children 12+ welcome