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Black Country Geopark

Daw End Railway Cutting and Linley Wood

Geosite 029

This is a nationally important site for geoscientific interest, featuring a reef formation from the marine Silurian.

Its geology is Much Wenlock Limestone Formation and Coalbrookdale Formation, forming a steep embankment alongside an active railway. There is no public access. Interpretive information exists for the site and it is important in the history of geology in the Black Country. At the eastern end of the section there is an important unconformity with the Pennine Lower Coal Measures Strata and a geological fault. It is in close proximity tothe other Much Wenlock Limestone Formation and Coalbrookdale Formation features of Walsall, and provides a number of good comparative sections to understand the regional variation in these units.

Geosite facilities

There are no on-site facilities at this geosite and none are planned due to the nature of its ownership and access.

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