Dorset's Important Geological Sites

Vallis Vale Conservation

On Sunday 8th September a joint working part from DIGS, DGAG, Wessex OUGS and Bath Geol. Soc. carried out conservation work at Vallis Vale, near Frome in Somerset. The de la Beche Unconformity is an important geological site and is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Unfortunately over the years it has been neglected.

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Nettles, brambles and saplings have obscured the geology and damage has been done such as spray graffiti and rubbish left on the site.

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A group of 21 spent the day working on the area and the photos help to show the progress made. Further work is needed but a great amount was achieved.

Conservation on a nearby site at Tedbury Camp is planned for 18-20th September. If you are interested in helping please get in touch.