70in7 Geology: Grassington Trail, River Wharfe
“A short walk in the limestone country around Grassington explores the history of the rocks and the landscape. Rocks are visible all around: cropping out as ‘scars’ on the hillsides; exposed in the bed if the River Wharfe and in many quarries, both old and modern; and seen especially in the drystone walls and buildings. Understanding the rocks helps to explain the natural features of today’s landscape, but can also reveal hidden landscapes when the rocks were formed many millions of years ago and also much later, just a few thousand years ago, when the valleys and hills were shaped during and after the Ice Age.” David Turner, (2019)
Walking distanceabout 10km. ‘Non-geologists’ welcome.
Meet at Cove End YDNP car park, Grassington, BD23 5LB, near the recycle bins.
Map Ref: SE 003 637