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Photo of Norton Covert

Geosite No 25

Norton Covert

This geosite is an abandoned sand and gravel pit, now naturally revegetated, and is important to the story of the Black Country as it is the only site that provides exposures of Quaternary, Devensian stratified outwash sands and gravels in the southwestern area of the proposed geopark.   The site has a friends group, formal paths, a geological interpretive leaflet, and on-site interpretation. This is an important geosite within the geopark for geosciences, geotourism, and geoeducation, and will feature on the planned motor tour of the geology of the southern Black Country.

Geosite facilities

There is no visitor centre, café or toilets at the site, so plan your visit with this in mind.

 

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Geosite 019 The Red House Glass Cone  is open from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm Saturday & Sunday. Admission is free. It has a gift shop, craft studios, coffee house and toilets on site. Free car parking is also available. The coffee house offers a hot and cold menu with drinks and seasonal foods. 01384 812750 - Red House Glass Cone.

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Geosite 019 The White House Cone Museum of Glass, the former home of Stuart Crystal and now opposite the Red House Glass Cone will open late 2019. It will house the glass collection for the borough. For more information visit British Glass Foundation

Geosite 019 Ruskin Glass Centre, formerly the site of and Webb Corbett and Royal Doulton Crystal is home to over 25 craft businesses, has an organic café and the Glass House Heritage Centre offers guided tours providing the history and heritage of the site. Ruskin Glass Centre is part of Ruskin Mill Land Trust who specialise in educating young people with learning disabilities through a craft and land based curriculum. Admission is free and the centre's opening hours are from 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Saturday - Ruskin Glass Centre