Black Country Geopark

Geosite

This geosite is the best and most easily accessible exposure of the Upper Carboniferous, Salop Formation, Enville member within the geopark.

The exposure has been termed 'the Pudding Rock' by locals and is a large rounded mound of conglomerate remaining after quarrying activities had ceased and workings were restored to form this public parkland. The exposure stands in the centre of what is now  well managed recreational park with a range of sporting facilities and children's play areas.  The history of the park notes that it was given 'for the use of the public for ever' in 1915 by Mr W A Albright of Messrs Albright and Wilson, a major Black Country chemicals manufacturer and innovator.

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 Sandwell Park Farm has an award winning tea room and toilet facilities. It has a range of small animals and a programme of events throughout the year. There is a small charge for car parking. Sandwell Valley RSPB reserve has a visitor centre with toilet facilities and free car parking. Inside the visitor centre there is hot and cold drinks available with snacks and confectionery. There is a programme of events and exhibitions throughout the year.