Geology of the Gorge
Shropshire has perhaps the richest geology of any county in Britain, and the Ironbridge Gorge is no exception. While it is better known as the Birthplace of Industry, this would not have happened here without a quirk of nature that exposed all of the necessary rocks and minerals in one, accessible place.
At the end of the last Ice Age, weaknesses in the limestone provided an escape route for water trapped beneath an ice sheet. Under very high pressure, the water carved out the steep-sided gorge we see today, and in the process, exposed limestone, ironstone, sandstone, coal and clay. This process changed the course of the River Severn forever: previously, it had flowed north.
One of the best viewpoints from which to appreciate the Iron Bridge and the natural drama of the Gorge is the limestone promontory at the southern end of Lincoln Hill.
To discover more about Shropshire's geology, follow the link below.
John Muir Award for children and adults
In the New Year, the John Muir Award shall be delivered to families in our woodlands.
NEW Outdoor Learning Programme 2014 in print!
The NEW 2014 Outdoor Learning Programme has 27 walks and day courses available between January and December next year. We have already received about 20 bookings! Promises to be another popular programme. Prices are between FREE and £25 only.
Volunteering for SGCT
Do you want to volunteer or receive details of activities and events?
Walking in the Severn Gorge
Severn Gorge Countryside Trust's "Walking in the Severn Gorge" leaflet is available to download here.
Ironbridge Woodland Products
Ironbridge Woodland Products is a project that enables students to appreciate the importance of the trees and woods on their doorstep.