Geology of Stanford Dingley Talk & Guided Walk

Stanford Dingley Events would like to invite you to a talk and guided walk starting at the Village Hall at 10.30 on 13th April.

Clive Edmonds is a leading UK specialist particularly known for expertise in chalk sinkholes and mining subsidence problems. He lectures widely and has appeared on TV and radio – most recently the Channel 5 programme ‘Sinkholes – Buried Alive’

The event will include a brief introductory talk about the geology of the Stanford Dingley area and its landform development through time. It will cover the formation of dissolution features such as swallow holes, sinkholes and spring resurgences like the Blue Pool along with past agricultural practices and industrial activities that exploited chalk by surface and underground extraction.

This will be followed by a walk to discover some of these features including a number of interesting sinkholes, the edge of the Blue Pool and Miram’s Copse where a good swallow hole feature can be viewed. Then on to woodland north of Pangfield Farm where there are good examples of a series of swallow holes and finally back to St Denys Church to view the undulating land in the water meadows beside the River Pang.

This will be a leisurely walk of about 2 hours after which a drink and finger buffet will be served at the Boot Inn.

Tickets are now on sale and priced at £10 for the Talk and Walk and £15 for the Talk, Walk and Buffet They can be collected from ‘Coppers’ or have them posted to you by mailing sdeventsteam@gmail.com.

Payments can be made either by Cash or Bank Transfer to Lloyds Bank, SD Events Team, A/c 03992923 Sort Code 30-96-96.

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