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Black Country Geopark

Geosite 32

This geosite has exposures of Permian Clent Formation in the banks of the farm track leading to the summit of this steep, rounded hill.

Such exposures are very rare in the Black Country and important to understanding how this unit varies laterally and vertically from its type locality of the Clent hills to the south of the Black Country. This is also a site which illustrates the connection of geology and landform to early human settlement in the Black Country as the summit of the hill hosts earthworks of an iron-age fortified structure (Wychbury Camp) of national significance as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

The site is a viewpoint and footpath connecting landscapes adjacent to the Black Country and has potential for geotourism as part of a long distance through the geopark and as a location on a planned motor tour of geological sites in the Black Country.

Geosite facilities

As a rural and walking route geosite there are no visitor facilities on or planned for this site.

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