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Black Country Geopark

Geosite 041

This geosite sits on the border between the borough's of Dudley and Wolverhampton and is important as a comparative section of Silurian, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation, Nodular Member strata which is best exposed on the south side of the adjacent road cutting and in quarries on either side of the road.

These strata are highly fossiliferous and offer an important palaeontological comparison with the exposures in the Silurian inliers further to the east (Wrens Nest NNR and Castle Hill). The northern part of the site is in the ownership of Wolverhampton and is by appointment only to that area of the site. It is an important geosite within the geopark, mainly for geoscience however this site has both geoeducational and geotourism potential and discussions are currently occurring with Wolverhampton City Council about the future of this site.

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 001 Dudley Museum at The Archives, the geosite headquarters for all information relating to the aspiring Black Country Global Geopark - Dudley Museum at the Archives

Geosite 002 Wren's Nest National Nature Reserve - world renowned site and one of the best places to find fossils. Less than 1km from the museum. Call + 44 (0)1384 812785 or visit Wren's Nest National Nature Reserve

Geosite 009 Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust - Singing Cavern Experience - take a canal narrow boat trip into the underground limestone mines. Call + 044 (0) 121 557 6265 or visit Dudley Canal Trust